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heavy, high in weight (GB)
lourd, chargé (F)
pesante (I)

Positive description of a wine in the context of a wine appeal with high alcohol content and full body. As a rule, a wine above 13% vol. is considered heavy. If, however, a wine rich in alcohol has too little acidity, this is described with the negative attribute "plump", especially in the case of a white wine. The opposite of heavy is light, related terms of which are alcoholic, fiery, strong, vinous and powerful.

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