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grassy (GB)
vert (F)
erbaceo (I)

Designation for the typical taste and smell of a wine in the context of a wine address with an impression of freshly cut grass, grated leaves or green wood. Cause for it are methoxypyrazine (essential oils), especially in the grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon occurrence. At higher levels, this is considered to be intrusive (negative), but in Sauvignon Blanc usually in a positive sense typical of the variety Roger that. Case by case also becomes the term herbaceous seen as synonymous, but mainly a negative impression or a wine faults describes with other causes. Related terms of grassy green and peppery,

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