Vanilla:

One of the aromas which occur in the wine which have been generally kept in oak.

Varietal:

Wine produced from a single grape kind. It is also known as Monosepage.

Vegetable:

It is used to define vegetable flavors. Bean, celery, artichoke odors may be encountered in the wine.

Velvet:

It is used for defining rich, smooth texture.

Vendange:

It means harvest in French.

Verdicchio:

Italian grape for white wine which has generally light bodied, crispy, sec wines. Its name is derived from the Italian word verde in the meaning of green.

Vermouth:

A wine reinforced with alcohol, aromatized with various spices, generally drunk as aperitif or used in cocktails. The name is derived from the word Wermut which is German equivalent of wormwood.

Vernaccia:

Historical Italian grape having fresh, sec white wines in general. It has two types grown in Sardine Island and Toscana.

Vigneron:

Vine grower in French.

Vignoble:

It means vineyard in French.

Vignoles:

Hybrid grape for white wine mostly used on the east of America. The grape which was produced by the French specialist J. F. Ravat is also called as Ravat 51.

Vigorous:

Full bodied, intensive, strong wines.

Vin de Paille:

A kind of sweet wine made from grapes which are dried on straw for a time. Sugar percentage of grapes increases when their juice is drained.

Vin de Pays:

One of the categories auditing and guaranteeing wine production in France. Vin de Pays regions are more flexible than other categories.

Vin Doux Naturel:

Sweet French wine reinforced by adding cognac. It means natural sweet wine.

Vin:

Wine in French.

Vina:

Equivalent of vineyard in Spanish.

Vine:

The plant producing grape with the Latin name Vitis Vinifera.

Vinho Verde:

A special Portuguese wine produced in Minho located on the northwest of Portugal. Full meaning of the word is green wine. This name does not refer to color of the wine, but to its freshness.

Viniculture:

Wine production and researches, studies on this matter.

Vintage:

It expresses the year of growing grapes and producing the wine. It is a word in the meaning of product, crop, yield.

Viognier:

A French grape for white wine which is common in Rhone Valley of France.

Viticulture:

Grape growing, vine cultivation and researches, studies on this matter.

Vitis Vinifera:

Latin name of vine plants family used for grape growing.

Volatile:

Excess acid in wine.