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  • adj. Having a mineral flavor


mineral +‎ -y (Wiktionary)


  • U.S. American vintners have found a very special middle ground for their S.uvignon Blanc (which is sometimes called Fumé Blanc): more restrained and fuller than New Zealand's, but not as "minerally" as S.ncerre.

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  • His Haut de Carco vineyard, from which this wine is produced, is a dramatic site practically surrounded by the ocean—and it produces an equally dramatically rich, almost spicy, minerally wine.

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  • Thankfully there were more Vermentinos with the expected verve, including a citrusy, summery 2009 Château Les Valentines, a Vermentino blend from Provence, and an equally compelling 2009 Cascina Feipu dei Massaretti Pigato from Ligura that had a similarly bracing acidity as the Valentines but also a wonderfully minerally finish.

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  • Vermentino is also produced on Italy's mainland, in the coastal region of Maremma in Tuscany and further north in the Liguria region, where Vermentino takes on a decidedly minerally, sometimes almost stony, edge.

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  • Corn cakes, savory golden pancakes with a delightful cornmeal crunch, had a startlingly fluffy texture, and black-eyed peas were minerally, firm and satisfying to the teeth.

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  • It was easy to grow—adaptable and prolific, not to mention stylistically diverse, ranging from the minerally, peppery style of the Northern Rhône, its ancestral home, to the headier, more opulent style of Australian Shiraz.

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  • Among the whites, the Meursault 2007 ($52), made with hillside fruit grown at the highest point in the village, is minerally, vibrant and structured; the 2006 Meursault Premier Cru Les Cras ($75) is fatter and richer, with prominent oak. it was quite lively, changing by the minute in the glass.

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  • Their Chardonnay de Bourgogne ($19), sourced from the Macon and vineyards around Puligny, is crisp and minerally.

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  • It's a pure, minerally wine made almost entirely (90%) and uniquely from the Clairette grape.


  • One wine might be big and rich, perhaps even blowsy, while another is high in acidity with a decidedly minerally edge.



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