This raffia-covered flask is used for the bottling of Chianti, Orvieto, and other Italian wines.
The process of removing particulates from wine by passing them through very fine mesh (filters). This practice, though common, is said to also reduce some of the finer tastes associated with fine wines and therefore is avoided when possible.
In France, the term is applied to all of the vineyards in a specific sub-district.
To clarify a wine by adding substances that have the ability to combine with floating particulates in wine and then settle to the bottom of the container. This cleans or polishes the wine.
French term for house brandy served in restaurants.
The combination of balance, subtlety, artful restraint, and elegance in a wine.