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Foxy

Tasting term used to indicate the wild, earthy flavor of wines made from hybrid grapes or native North American varieties.

Fresh

Tasting term used to indicate a pleasantly youthful and vigorous character, often associated with relatively high acidity, and a complete absence of oxidation.

Frizzante

Italian term for gently sparkling. Fully sparkling wines are spumante.

Fruity

Tasting term used to describe the attractive flavor of wine made from ripe grapes, which may be reminiscent of a wide range of fruits including citrus fruits, red and black berries, and stone fruits.

Full

Tasting term used to describe a wine giving a positive, satisfying sensation in the mouth, possibly associated with ripeness and high alcohol.

Fut

French term for barrel of unspecified volume. When seen on labels (eleve en futs de chene – aged in oak barrels) it usually means a barrique.

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