Plants that do not have woody stems. Herbaceous plants are typically sun-loving, occupying fields, road-sides, and clearings. Herbaceous plants include a wide variety of grasses and forbs (broad-leaf plants often referred to as wildflowers or weeds).
Herbaceous plants are plants with non-woody stems whose above-ground growth dies back in winter in the temperate zone. However, do not confuse herbaceous with annual: an annual plant dies altogether at the end of the growing season, both above the ground and below
Like a herb. Used here to refer to flowering plants that are not vines, shrubs, trees or succulents. Generally used to refer to plants that die back to the ground every year. Also spelled 'herbacious'.
A descriptive term for a wine with overt green herb-like flavors. For most grape varieties, herbaceous flavors are considered negative. However, some grape varieties such as sauvignon blanc typically display some herbal flavors which are considered appropriate.
A term used in describing the aroma of herbs in the following wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Merlots. If the odor is too pronounced, the wine is considered vegetal (not a good thing). Back to the top
the wine smells leafy, green or grassy, which can be a good or a bad thing. It's bad when it indicates the grapes were not ripe enough when picked, and good if it's a natural part of the wine style, as in Sauvignon Blanc.
Descriptive term for wines that have strong green herb-like flavors. Herb-like flavors are normally considered to be negative properties for most wines, however in some varieties such as sauvignon blanc they are considered to be appropriate.
Describes a wine that smells or tastes grassy or green. Often a characteristic of wines made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes. Can also be found in very young wines that will change flavor as they age. Primarily a function of the grape variety, not soil or climate.
Many fragrance substances have herbaceous components, and are reminiscent of herbs and drugs. Well-known, and often-used examples are mugwort, sage, rosemary and lavender. Herbaceous accents are widely used in masculine perfumes.
Describes the aromas and flavours of herbs in a wine. A plus in many wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and, to a lesser extent, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Herbal is a synonym, though when the concentration of the aroma is high—and becomes less than pleasant—the term herbaceous is used. Mint, sage and eucalyptus are three herbs often detected in wine.
Adjective used in description of wine with taste and aroma of herbs, (usually undefined). Considered to be a varietal characteristic of Cabernet Sauvignon, and to less extent, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc grapes (see also grassy).