'S' - Wine Tasting Terminology

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Sec

A French term meaning dry; it is usually applied to sparkling wines that contain a small but detectable amount of sugar. The wine is less dry than Brut but drier than Demi-sec.

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Soft

Describes a wine with a pleasant finish being neither too hard nor too aggressive. It is generally applied to wines that are lower in acid without being flabby.

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Spritzig

A German term describing the presence of carbon dioxide bubbles in the wine, but not sufficient to cause frothing in the glass.

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Stemmy

A wine fault that may be detected in both the aroma and the taste of red wines. It occurs when wine is made in contact with stems that have been damaged during the crushing process. This is sometimes called Stalky.

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Sweet

A wine that distinctly tastes sweet due to the presence of sugar.

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