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English translation: blend

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12:42 Jul 4, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: assemblage de deux annees
The context is wine production. Does it simply mean "produced over a two-year period" or is it a more specific term than that?
Thanks
Fiona
English translation:blend
Explanation:
In this context, an "assemblage de deux annees" is simply a blend of juices produced during two different grape-harvest years or growing seasons. -- Best, HC
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nablend (of grapes from two different years)
Brigitte Gendebien
nablendHeathcliff


  

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6 hrs
blend


Explanation:
In this context, an "assemblage de deux annees" is simply a blend of juices produced during two different grape-harvest years or growing seasons. -- Best, HC


    Mansion & LeDesert, New Standard French and English Dictionary (Harrap, London, 1994)
Heathcliff
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12 hrs
blend (of grapes from two different years)


Explanation:
See for instance: "Quand vous lisez whisky "blend" (assemblé), vous pouvez vous attendre à déguster un whisky pouvant être composé de plusieurs eaux-de-vie, pouvant parfois provenir d'une cinquantaine d'origines différentes.
En comparant le whisky au vin, le whisky "blend" est similaire à un assemblage de vins de différentes régions, le pure malt ressemblerait à un assemblage de vins d'une même région d'appellation et le single pure malt à un château (vins en provenance d'un seul domaine, d'une unique propriété).
" (http://www.europeangastronomy.com/fr/4/alcools.htm)

Assemblage: technique de finition des vins, par laquelle le vinificateur "mélange" plusieurs vins de même origine ou de même cru, vinifiés séparément, selon des règles édictées par l'INAO et dans le but d'atteindre le meilleur équilibre possible du vin final. (http://www.multimania.com/nlys/page33.htm)

ASSEMBLAGE
Mélange de plusieurs vins pour obtenir un lot unique. Faisant appel à des vins de même origine, l'assemblage est très différent du coupage, ayant, lui, une connotation péjorative. (http://www.chez.com/bibs/glo.html)


Americans love to drink the basic bruts of Moët, Veuve Clicquot, Mumm and several other popular brands. But what exactly are you drinking when you pop the cork from a bottle of this high-priced but non-vintage category of wine? Made from a blend of different grapes from different vineyards and different years, brut non-vintage may be the world's most complicated wine.
(http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Spectator/Archives/1998053...|8390006100828468138779531853)

See also: http://www.sallys-place.com/beverages/wine/vintnerschoice/wh...




    Reference: http://jasevin.tripod.com/vocabulr.html
    Reference: http://www.speakeasy.org/~winepage/cellar/wgg.html
Brigitte Gendebien
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