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- n. The characteristic of being grassy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of abounding with grass; a grassy state.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of being grassy; the state of abounding with grass.
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I don't think LI SB approaches their level of grassiness/fruitiness, but I have tried a couple LI bottles that were getting close.
However, I think they have taken their fruitiness/grassiness to a new level that makes me think I'm having grapefruit juice rather than wine.
In this early phase one usually gets notes of lime, grapefruit, quince and plenty of chalky minerality in the wines, often with notes of things like lanolin, dried flowers or gentle grassiness.
This grassiness was a perpetual frustration as far as the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament was concerned; they had nowhere to paint their CND symbols, so had to content themselves by parading with placards that said BAN THE BOMB.
Fermented entirely in stainless steel at 45 degrees, this wine is explosively aromatic on the nose with grapefruit and gooseberries accented by intense grassiness and salty minerality.
Aroma: vanilla and coffee with a light grassiness; a slight scent of coca-cola
Something to note, the greener it is, the less pressed it is – and expect some major grassiness and bitterness.
Aroma: a little more citrusy, and some grassiness/earthiness comes through; the aroma is even more muted than at the warmer temperature to be expected, I guess
I find some of the intense grassiness of certain Sauvignon Blancs very off putting.
It may not be as tender, but if you have a good palate you can taste the grassiness.