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Elegance
A quality of a delicate, stylish wine with a harmonious balance of smoothness, flavour and aromas.

Élevage
A term that covers all of the steps in winemaking after malolactic fermentation. During these processes, wine becomes more stable, limpid, and its flavours develop and become more rich and complex. A step of elevage commonly used to create fine Bordeaux wines is ageing in oak barrels.

Empty
Describes a wine, like a speech, that lacks substance.

Esters
Chemical compounds produced by combining alcohol and acid that are responsible for complex and delicate aromas developed during elevage and ageing.

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