A beneficial kind of mould or fungus that may appear on late-harvested grapes, causing them to shrink and dry so the natural sugars become highly concentrated. Also called Botrytis Cinerea.
Common name for Botrytis cinerea, the famous fungus of more than a few fabulous dessert wines.
A name given to the desireable form of the grape mold Botrytis cinerea that enhances many late-harvest wines.
Name given to the attack of the fungus Botrytis Cinerea in favourable conditions, and the reason for the greatest sweet wines. Click here for a list of our wines affected by noble rot.
A fungal infection caused by Botrytis cinerea. Under the right conditions - damp, misty mornings followed by warm, sunny afternoons - the result is Noble Rot, which leaves grapes shrivelled, dehydrated, and thus rich in sugar and also unique Botrytis-derived flavours. It is an essential ingredient in Sauternes, Tokay and other sweet wines of Germany and Austria. Under the wrong conditions the result of infection is Grey Rot. See my feature on Noble Rot for more detailed information.
(see Pourriture noble)
is another name for the botrytis cinerea (bo- trie-tiss sin-eh- ray-ah) mold that can pierce grape skins causing dehydration. The resulting grapes produce a highly prized sweet wine.
Beneficial form of the fungus Botrytis Cinerea which occurs on late harvested grapes under certain climatic conditions shrivelling bunches without splitting them and intensifying their sugar through dehydration.
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A beneficial mold or fungus that attacks grapes under certain climatic conditions and causes them to shrivel, deeply concentrating the flavors, sugar and acid.
BOtrytis cinerea” a beneficial mold responsible for the taste of some wines most notably sauternes. the mold forms on the skins of ripe grapes under specific conditions – humidity alternating with dry heat – sending filaments into the grapes, perforating the skin
Refers to a mold, Botrytis cinerea, allowed to develop on Sémillon grapes to be used in making sweet white wines.
Caused by Botrytis fungus which attacks the grapes and removes moisture. Flavours are concentrated and mingled with the flavour of the Botrytis, creating a fabulous sweet wine.
Another name for the Botrytis cinerea mould that can pierce grape skins causing dehydration. The resulting grapes produce a highly prized sweet wine, generally dessert wine.
Naturally sweet wines result from this benign disease that plagues certain grapes in the fall.
A fungal infection (botrytis cinerea) that attacks ripe grapes â€“ and which helps make some of the great sweet wines.
The beneficial mold on grapes that causes the grapes to shrivel, concentrating the sugars and flavours.
A term for Botrytis Cinerea. The special mold that is responsible for many of the world's greatest dessert wines. It creates micro lesions in the skin of the grape, and then removes the water from inside the grape. The result is fruit with a much higher ratio of sugar, suitable for creating sweet wines. The mold can also be harmful when it attacks dry wine vineyards (it is usually called Gray Rot when it is a pest). The French call Botrytis "Pourriture Noble" - the noble rot.
Highly prized form of the fungal disease Botrytis. Affected grapes will shrivel concentrating sugars resulting in delicious sweet wines.
(Food & Wine) Dehydrates the berries, concentrating their sugar and their flavors in the process. When these infected berries are used for the production of wine the result is a sweet, rich and complex dessert wine.
Also known as Botrytis Cinerea, this is a beneficial mold responsible for the special taste of such wines as Sauternes, from the Bordeaux district of France and others. The mold forms on the skins of ripe grapes under specific conditions-- humidity alternating with dry heat-- and sends filaments into the grapes, perforating the skin.
Batrytis cinerea or "noble rot" is truly amazing and partly responsible for many of the world's greatest dessert wines. The batryis mold attacks the skin of the grape, allowing water to partially evaporate. The remaining juice is, of course, much more concentrated than normal.
Noble rot (French: pourriture noble; German: EdelfÃ¤ule) is the benevolent form of a grey fungus, Botrytis cinerea, affecting wine grapes. Infestation by Botrytis requires moist conditions, and if the weather stays wet, the malevolent form, "grey rot", can destroy crops of grapes. Grapes infected with Botrytis when they are ripe, but then exposed to drier conditions become partially raisined, and this form of infection is known as noble rot.