What does it mean when a wine is bodied?

Does full-bodied mean dry?

Full-bodied wines have a rich, complex, well-rounded flavor that lingers in the mouth. … Dry white wines, particularly those aged either fully or partly in wood, tend to be more full-bodied. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are two examples of these. Full-bodied red wines include Cabernet and French Bordeaux.

What does it mean when a wine is light bodied?

Wines Under 12.5% alcohol (the alcohol percentage should always be written on the wine’s label) are said to light-bodied. These are generally the white wines we think of as crisp and refreshing. Good examples of these wines are Riesling, Italian Prosecco and Vinho Verde.

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