botrytised

adjective

bot·​ry·​tised ˈbä-trə-ˌtīzd How to pronounce botrytised (audio)
variants or less commonly botrytized
1
of grapes : affected by the fungus (Botrytis cinerea) that causes noble rot and has the effect of reducing the water content and increasing the concentration of sugar
It brings to wine a sweet unctuousness most clearly apparent in good Sauternes … fermented slowly, at moderate temperature, from heavily botrytised grapes.Gerald Asher, Gourmet, February 1985
And when the grape is botrytised, it's a sweet revelation.Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, Washington Post, 3 Sept. 2008
2
: made with botrytised grapes
botrytised wines
And every other year or so, superb botrytised Rieslings emerge from the cooler parts of these islands …Janice Robinson, Wine Spectator, 31 Jan. 1995

Word History

Etymology

botryt- (from New Latin Botrytis, a fungus genus) + -ise, -ise + 1-ed

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of botrytised was in 1963

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“Botrytised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botrytised. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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