Tasting Terms 

How to talk about wine

Intricate

A term used to describe a wine with underlying complexities of bouquet and flavour.

Internode

The section of a grape vine stem between two successive nodes or joints on the vine shoot or cane.

Incrustation

The formation of a crust on the wine, in particular with port.

Ice Wine

Wine made from frozen grapes. The grapes are pressed while frozen and only the juice (not the frozen water) is used in the fermentation. The...

Inky

Refers to the slightly metallic flavours that can be present in some red wines.

Imperial

An oversized bottle holding 4 to 6 litres; the equivalent of eight standard bottles.

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