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vinous (GB)
vineux (F)
vinoso (I)
A positive term (vinosity) in the context of a wine appeal, which describes the presence of alcohol in combination with the other characteristics, such as the overall extract. Thus the taste is described as pleasantly warming. This is directly related to a certain alcohol content; below 11% vol. a wine can generally no longer be described as "vinous". This is more pronounced at higher temperatures, as the alcohol taste is neutralised at lower temperatures. A high alcohol content alone does not make a full-bodied wine, but alcohol can enhance and positively round off the overall impression. A dominating impression of alcohol is positively described as alcoholic, a particularly strong and then already negative impression as brandy. See also under body and structure.

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