Tasting Terms 

How to talk about wine

Unwooded

A label term, usually applied to Chardonnay or Semillon, which indicates the wine has not been matured or influenced by oak.

Ullage

The empty space in a wine bottle between the bottom of the cork and the surface of the wine. If the ullage is too big there may be oxidation...

Underipe

The flavour descriptor used when grapes that failed to reach optimum maturity on the vine are used in the vinification process.

Ugni Blanc

A white wine grape grown in France generally producing crisp, fruity white wines. In Italy, it is called Trebbiano.

Unfined

The opposite of “fined”. However, it does not exclude other clarifying processes such as “filtering” etc…

Unfiltered

The opposite of “filtered”. However, it does not exclude other clarifying processes such as “fining” etc…

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