leesy (wine)

Prudence

Member
Australia - English
Hello,

Does anyone know how to translate "leesy" into Italian? The definition in English is:

Descriptor of a wine that possesses a rich aroma and/or flavor that is a direct result of the wine resting on the lees. Lees are the solids, a result of fermentation, that are found on the bottom of a vat. These solid particles are comprised of grape skins, pulp, and yeast.

Thank you very much for your help.

Regards,
Prudence
 
  • brian

    Senior Member
    AmE (New Orleans)
    I found fecce as well in some technical dictionaries.

    I've never heard leesy, but the technical term for a wine "resting on the lees" is a sur lie wine, from the French. I wonder if they say the same in Italian.
     

    Prudence

    Member
    Australia - English
    Thank you all for your help. I love this forum. It is so useful for technical and difficult terms. I appreciate your efforts.
     

    miri

    Senior Member
    Italian
    Anche qui un'altra conferma per "sur lie". Mi chiedo se equivalga al vino definito come "strutturato", ma forse ci vorrebbe un enologo:)
     

    kittykate

    Member Emeritus
    Italy - Italian
    Mi chiedo se equivalga al vino definito come "strutturato", ma forse ci vorrebbe un enologo:)

    Non sono un'enologa, ma mi pare che vino strutturato significhi vino corposo, ricco di tannini, invecchiato, intenso nel profumo, nel sapore e anche nel colore.

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