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Bourgogne wines Glossary

(tast.) Up to a certain point, wines improve naturally with age: essentially the process consists in developing a harmonious balance between acid, tannins, and alcohol. The three should be of roughyl equal intensity in the mouth. Similarly, the aromas should come together to form a balanced whole – the wine's bouquet. Aromas and taste should also be in balance, i.e. have developed to an equal extent and in the same direction. This may fail to happen in a poor year.

Institut National des Appellations d'Origine. Organisation charged with formulating and enforcing AOC regulations in France.

Regional office:21000 DIJON.
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(tast.) Intensity of colour is a major quantitative element in the visual assessment of a wine. It has improved in Burgundy over the last 2 decades thanks to better control of maceration, stricter selection of plant material, and more controlled ripening.

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(tast.) Used to describe aromatic notes suggesting the sea in certain wines.
(tast.) Floral note found in some white burgundies.
Institut Technique de la Vigne et du Vin – Centre Technique Interprofessionnel de la Vigne et du Vin. Member of CRECEP. 6, Rue du 16ème Chasseur, 21200 BEAUNE. Tel.: [0]3 80 26 23 83