Wine Glossary: T

tannic: A wine descriptor that refers to a firm, red wine that leaves a dry feel in the palate.

tannin: A substance in grape skins that contributes to how a red wine tastes.

terroir: A French word (pronounced ter wahr) that refers to the unique combination of topsoil, climate, altitude, and other natural factors that a particular vineyard or wine region has.

typicity: A standard that wine experts use to judge wine quality; refers to whether a particular wine is true to its type (for the specific grape variety).

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