a season's yield of wine from a vineyard
vintage, time of origin(noun)
the oldness of wines
The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season
Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin
The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking
The year or place in which something is produced
To harvest (grapes).
To make (wine) from grapes.
of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage
having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.)
of a motor car built between the years 1919 and 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
Origin: From Anglo-Norman vintage, from vendage, (cognate with French vendange), from vindemia, from vinum + demo, from de + emo.
the produce of the vine for one season, in grapes or in wine; as, the vintage is abundant; the vintage of 1840
the act or time of gathering the crop of grapes, or making the wine for a season
Origin: [Corrupted by influence of vintner, vintry, from OE. vindage, vendage, for vendange, OF. vendenge, F. vendange, from L. vindemia; vinum wine, grapes + demere to take off; de + emere, originally, to take. See Wine, Redeem, and cf. Vindemial.]
Vintage, in winemaking, is the process of picking grapes and creating the finished product. A vintage wine is one made from grapes that were all, or primarily, grown and harvested in a single specified year. In certain wines, it can denote quality, as in Port wine, where Port houses make and declare vintage Port in their best years. From this tradition, a common, though incorrect, usage applies the term to any wine that is perceived to be particularly old or of a particularly high quality. Most countries allow a vintage wine to include a portion of wine that is not from the year denoted on the label. In Chile and South Africa, the requirement is 75% same-year content for vintage-dated wine. In Australia, New Zealand, and the member states of the European Union, the requirement is 85%. In the United States, the requirement is 85%, unless the wine is designated with an AVA, in which case it is 95%. Technically, the 85% rule in the United States applies equally to imports, but there are obvious difficulties in enforcing the regulation. The opposite of a vintage wine is a nonvintage wine, which is usually a blend from the produce of two or more years. This is a common practice for winemakers seeking a consistent style of wine, year on year.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vin′tāj, n. the gathering of grapes: the yearly produce of grapes: the time of grape-gathering: wine.—n. Vin′tāger. [Fr. vendange—L. vindemia—vinum, wine, grapes, demĕre, to remove—de, out of or away, emĕre, to take.]
The numerical value of vintage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of vintage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage.
It's not like we're talking about cocaine or heroin here, we're talking about a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2012 vintage.
The journey will be taken on a 1970s vintage diesel locomotive, it's a very reliable train. There is a dining car and there are beds in the passenger car, too.
I think they have to go 30 percent down in prices, the Bordelais have been slow to realize it's a global marketplace now ... I think they have to be real smart and look at the big picture when they price this new vintage.
Someone shouldn't go into the vintage car market for pure investment purposes, but have a passion for classic cars, the most valuable return from owning a vintage car is the satisfaction that you have something you're passionate about.
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- verema, collitaCatalan, Valencian
- Jahrgang, Traubenlese, Lese, JahrgangsGerman
- vendimia, antiguo, cosecha, clásicoSpanish
- vuosikerta, rypälesatoFinnish
- récolte, cruFrench
- whakinga wāinaMāori
- druehøst, årgangNorwegian
- klassiek, wijnoogst, cru, wijnjaarDutch
- zbierać, zabytkowy, rocznik, tłoczyć, zbiór, klasyczny, winobraniePolish
- antigo, vindimaPortuguese
- урожай, [[собирать]] ([[виноград]]), год, [[вино]] [[урожай, [[сбор]] ([[виноград, классический, выдержанный, марочныйRussian
- tappning, årgång, skördSwedish
- kaliteli şarapTurkish
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