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 extract    [EHKS-trakt]

The soluble and nonsoluble substances that contribute to the BODY, flavor, CHARACTER, and color of a wine. Wines made from grapes that provide heavy extract are usually described as full-bodied, and have dense, concentrated flavors and dark (for the type), opaque colors.

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Material adapted from the The New Food Lover's Companion

© Copyright Barron's Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on
THE FOOD LOVER'S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst.

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