You are here:  Home >> Oxford Companion >> A (5)
Latest articles
A (5)
31 Dec 2003 by JR
annual growth cycle Annual growth cycle of the vine. See vine growth cycle . año Spanish word for year. Some wines, particularly Rioja , were once sold without a vintage year but with the number of years' ageing prior to bottling indicated on the label. Ano is the Portuguese word. Ansonica Alternative name for Sicily's white Inzolia grape used particularly in the Tuscan Maremma, where it can produce wines of real character. Antão Vaz White, hot climate grape grown mainly in southern Portugal, especially in the south of Alentejo around Reguengos and Vidiguera and in...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10648 articles (two new most days) and 99325 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson