noble rot

noble rot
noun Date: 1905 a botrytis fungus (Botrytis cinerea) that infects various usually overripe wine grapes causing shriveling which results in increased sugar and flavor content and is responsible for the characteristic flavor of sauternes and related wines

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  • Noble rot — on Riesling grapes. Noble rot (French: pourriture noble; German: Edelfäule; Italian: Muffa nobile) is the benevolent form of a grey fungus, Botrytis cinerea, affecting wine grapes. Infestation by Botrytis requires moist conditions, and if the… …   Wikipedia

  • noble rot — noun Etymology: translation of French pourriture noble 1. : an alteration of various wine grapes that is caused by the action of a fungus on the grapes when allowed to hang on the vine until overripe and that is responsible for the characteristic …   Useful english dictionary

  • noble rot — Winemaking. the fungus Botrytis cinerea, which is cultivated in some winemaking processes, esp. in the making of French Sauternes, where the ripened grapes become shriveled as a result of its introduction, thereby concentrating the juice and… …   Universalium

  • noble rot — noun a grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) that is cultivated on grapes in order to perfect certain wines. Origin 1930s: translation of Fr. pourriture noble …   English new terms dictionary

  • noble rot — /noʊbəl ˈrɒt/ (say nohbuhl rot) noun → botrytis …   Australian English dictionary

  • noble rot — noun A benevolent form of the fungus Botrytis cinerea which, in the right conditions, leads to a concentrated sweet wine …   Wiktionary

  • noble rot — Botrytis cinerea (parasitic fungus or mold that attacks grapes but that in certain climates produces great sweet white wines) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Noble One — De Bortoli Wines Noble One Botrytis Semillon is an award winning sweet white wine, developed by Darren De Bortoli during the 1980s. Since its release Noble One has been awarded 100 Trophies, 335 Gold medals and 113 International Awards. In 2005… …   Wikipedia

  • noble mold — noun see noble rot 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera — (deutsch: Edles Vaterland, deine schöne Flagge) ist die Nationalhymne von Costa Rica. Die Melodie von Manuel María Gutiérrez wurde 1853 zur Nationalhymne, der Text wurde im Jahre 1900 von José María Zeledón Brenes hinzugefügt. Liedtext Noble… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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