2015 October

Volatile

This is a negative term that describes a wine that has an aroma of a vinegar caused by too much acetic acid, lactic, and other steam acids. This is a defective wine.

Viscous

This term describes how thick the wine is. A viscous wine will be dense and full-bodied. The wine will be thicker according to the amounts of sugar, alcohol, tannins, glycerin, and more. These thick wines are rich in fruit flavors as they have higher amounts of ingredients in them.  

Vintage

The vintage indicates which years the grapes were picked regardless of when they were bottled. It indicates how old the wine is.  

Vigorous

Vigorous wines have a high fruit concentration and therefore can be strong.  

Velvety

Velvety wine is a good quality wine with a smooth, rich, and soft texture. It is silky and lush to drink. It is a wine that is well-balanced in fruit concentration, acidity, and tannin levels.  

Vegetal

This type of wine has an aroma and flavor similar to vegetable garden. This is a negative term in wine characteristics because the grapes have not been fully matured and ripen.  

Variety

This term describes the different types of grapes according to their vineyard, location, climate, and more.  

Varietally Correct

A wine that is not altered.  

Varietal

Varietals are made up of different types of grapes from different vineyards, different regions, and different countries. This wine requires only one sole for the entire components. Otherwise, it will not be considered a varietal.  

Vintner

This is another term for a winemaker.