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Used of wines, especially champagne.
adjective; Dry, as wine; Wine word; Dry, on wine labels; Dry, to
oenologists; Like some champagne; Not as dry as Brut; Like
3 times a year
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Highs and lows in a desert winery
dry Mavrodafni wine in the cellars of Gentilini winery in
is typically a white wine even if it is produced with red grapes,
because the juice is extracted from the grapes using a gentle
process that minimizes the amount of time the juice spends in
contact with the skins, which is what gives red wine its colour.
Rosé wines are also produced, either by permitting the
juice to spend more time with the skins to impart a pink color to
the wine, or by adding a small amount of red wine during
blending. The amount of sugar (dosage) added after the second
fermentation and ageing also varies, from brut zéro or
brut natural, where none is added, through brut, extra-dry, sec,
and doux. The most
common is brut, although in the early 20th century Champagne was
generally much sweeter.
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