botrytised

adjective bot·ry·tised \ ˈbä-trə-ˌtīzd \
variants: or less commonly botrytized

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 AsherGourmetFebruary 1985
  • And when the grape is botrytised, it's a sweet revelation.
  • —Karen Page and Andrew DornenburgWashington Post3 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 RobinsonWine Spectator31 Jan. 1995

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Origin and Etymology of botrytised

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


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