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Ullage
Also known as headspace. It is applies to the unfilled air space at the top of a barrel or bottle of wine and, with time, this space tends to grow. It also refers to the practice of topping off a barrel with extra wine to prevent oxidation.
Underripe
A negative tasting descriptor for a wine made from grapes that didn’t reach full maturity.
Unfiltered
A wine that was not filtered. It may contain some particles in suspension.
Unoaked
Wines that were not aged in contact with oak. Also known as unwooded.
Up-front
A wine that has a good attack, but that leaves little impression at the back of the mouth.
Uva
Italian word for grape.
Uvaggio
Italian word for blend. A wine that is made from a blend different grape varieties.
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