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əˌmɒn tlˈɑ doʊ, -tiˈɑ-amon·til·la·do

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Amontilladonoun

    pale medium-dry sherry from Spain


  1. amontilladonoun

    a type of Spanish wine; a pale, dry sherry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amontilladonoun

    a dry kind of cherry, of a light color

    Etymology: [Sp.]


  1. Amontillado

    Amontillado is a variety of Sherry, characterized by being darker than Fino but lighter than Oloroso. It is named for the Montilla region of Spain, where the style originated in the 18th century, although the name 'Amontillado' is sometimes used commercially as a simple measure of colour to label any sherry lying between a Fino and an Oloroso. An Amontillado Sherry begins as a Fino, fortified to approximately 13.5 percent alcohol with a cap of flor yeast limiting its exposure to the air. A cask of Fino is considered to be Amontillado if the layer of flor fails to develop adequately, is intentionally killed by additional fortification or is allowed to die off through non-replenishment. Without the layer of flor, amontillado must be fortified to approximately 17.5 percent alcohol so that it does not oxidise too quickly. After the additional fortification, Amontillado oxidises slowly, exposed to oxygen through the slightly porous American or Canadian oak casks, and gains a darker colour and richer flavour than Fino.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amontillado

    a-mon-til-yä′do, n. a dry or little sweet kind of sherry of a light colour and body. [Sp.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amontillado in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amontillado in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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