Log in Become a Member


fullbodied, rich (GB)
corporoso (I)
corsé (F)

Body (also fullness, backbone, substance) refers to the alcohol content and the total extract of a wine in the context of a wine-tasting. The term structure is to be understood in a more comprehensive way. Similar terms are character and texture. However, the term "body", which is in itself value-free without adjectives, says nothing about the balance of the two components or the quality. A full-bodied wine has a high alcohol content (from about 12% vol.) and a large proportion of total extract. This is also described with the terms "backbone", "full-bodied", "powerful" or "plump". Related terms are balanced, rich in extract, strong, heavy, vinous and bulky. A negative, disharmonious expression is massy; a wine with too little body is thin, hollow and watery. In contrast, lean is a positive description for a less full-bodied wine.

The world's largest Lexikon of wine terms.

23.128 Keywords · 48.184 Synonyms · 5.311 Translations · 28.442 Pronunciations · 155.921 Cross-references
made with by our Experts. About the Lexicon


Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.