solera

noun so·le·ra \ sōˈlerə \

Definition of solera

plural -s
1 :a set of Spanish sherry vats arranged in tiers usually three high in a storage shed
2 or less commonly solera system :a system evolved by the sherry producers of Jeres, Spain, whereby young wine in the vats of the top tier of a solera is successively blended into the more mature wine in the vats on the tier below to insure ultimate uniformity
3 or less commonly solera sherry or solera wine :a wine aged by the Spanish solera system

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Origin and Etymology of solera

Spanish, crossbeam, stone base, mother liquor, from suelo ground, floor, dregs, from Latin solum ground, base


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