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Glossary

The Glossary provides definitions for the key wine and spirits terminology that appears on the website.

This is an evolving tool that over time will gradually expand drawing on information from reliable sources.

You can access the definitions here or by clicking on the highlighted words and phrases throughout the website.

A

  • Acidity
  • Alexandra
  • Alto Corgo
  • Appellation
  • Aspect
  • Auckland
  • Albariño
  • Alluvial Plains
  • Alvarinho
  • Aragonez
  • Astringency
  • Awatere Valley

B

  • Baixo Corgo
  • Bannockburn
  • Blauburgunder
  • Bot River
  • Bouquet
  • Bud
  • Balance
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Blends
  • Bottle Ageing
  • Breedekloof

C

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Canterbury / Waipara Valley
  • Cape Agulhas
  • Cape Point
  • Charmat (Tank Method)
  • Cold Settling
  • Canopy
  • Canterbury Plains
  • Cape Constantia
  • Central Otago
  • Coastal Areas

D

  • Darling
  • Destemming
  • Douro
  • Douro Superior
  • Decanting
  • Dosage
  • Douro grape varieties
  • Durbanville

E

  • Elgin

F

  • Fermentation
  • Fining
  • Franschhoek
  • Filtration
  • Flavour
  • Fruit Driven

G

  • Geographical Indication (GI)
  • Gisborne
  • Green Harvest
  • Gibbston
  • Gladstone

H

  • Hawke's Bay
  • Hillsides
  • Herbaceous
  • Humidity

K

  • Klein Karoo
  • KwaZulu-Natal

L

  • Lees
  • Lower Orange
  • Loureiro

M

  • Maceration
  • Maderia
  • Manutuke
  • Martinborough
  • Meso-climate
  • Micro-climate
  • Must
  • Macro-climate
  • Malic Acid
  • Marlborough
  • Matakana
  • Méthode Cap Classique (MCC)
  • Moutere Hills

N

  • Nelson
  • New Zealand
  • Northland
  • New World
  • Non-Vintage (NV)
  • Nose

O

  • Old World
  • Ormond
  • Oxidation
  • Olifants River
  • Overberg

P

  • Paarl
  • Patutahi
  • Phylloxera
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • Port Wine
  • Pruning
  • Palate
  • Philadelphia
  • Pinotage
  • Pomerol
  • Press

R

  • Residual Sugar
  • Ruby Port
  • Robertson

S

  • Screw Cap
  • Single Vineyard
  • Stellenbosch
  • Sherry
  • Southern Valleys
  • Swartland

T

  • Tannins
  • Tawny Port
  • Tinto Cão
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Tartaric Acid
  • Tinta Barroca
  • Touriga Franca
  • Tulbagh

V

  • Varietal
  • VDP
  • VDP Erste Lage
  • VDP Gutsweine
  • Veraison
  • Viniculture
  • Viticulture
  • Variety
  • VDP appellations of origin
  • VDP Grosse Lage
  • VDP Ortsweine
  • Verdelho
  • Vintage
  • Volatile Acidity

W

  • Waiheke Island
  • Waimea Plains
  • Wairarapa
  • Waitaki Valley
  • Wanaka
  • West Auckland
  • Wild Yeasts
  • Waikato
  • Waipara Valley
  • Wairau Valley
  • Walker Way
  • Wellington
  • White Port
  • Worcester

Y

  • Yeast
  • Yield
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