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ethereal (GB)
éthéré, sublime (F)
etereo (I)
Designation (also ethereal, occasionally also "high tinted") for the pleasant fragrance of a wine in the context of a wine response derived from the essential oils. These volatile, vegetable substances have a strong odour characteristic of the plant of origin. Essential oils consist largely of mixtures of various terpenes or aromatic compounds. They are contained in many of the aromatic substances found in wine. Since this odour can therefore vary greatly, the term is only meaningful in context (plant, fruit). Related terms are floral and fragrant, and, when used in extreme cases, perfumed.

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