Definition of botrytised
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
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Origin and Etymology of botrytised
botryt- (from New Latin Botrytis, a fungus genus) + -ise, -ise + 1-ed — more at botrytis
First Known Use: 1963
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