Definition of taille in English:
noun (plural pronounced same)
1(In France before 1789) a tax levied on the common people by the king or an overlord.
- The main direct tax, the taille, was levied on persons in central provinces, but on land in peripheral ones like Languedoc.
- The common tax - the taille - was increased to finance French foreign policy and this was organised by the chancellor Antoine Duprat.
- Nevertheless, in most provinces, nobles continued to escape the oldest basic direct tax, the taille, not to mention forced labour on the roads.
2 Music , historical The register of a tenor or similar voice, or an instrument of this register.
- There were two other forms of tenor: the taille, which probably looked like a large straight oboe with an angled brass crook, and the oboe da caccia, curved like the cor anglais but with a flared brass bell instead of the bulb.
3 [mass noun] The juice produced from a second pressing of the grapes during winemaking.
- Separating the juice as it leaves the press yields 20.5hl of 'cuvée' (the first pressing) and 5hl of 'taille' (the second pressing).
- The different juices - the auto-pressing, the cuvée and the taille - are then collected and poured into either oak or cement measuring vats called 'belons'.
- Juice from the second pressing - the Taille - is not used to make Champagne de Venoge.
3.1Low-quality wine made from a second pressing of the grapes.
- "White Foil is composed of wines drawn only from the cuvee (the first, light pressing) and, where appropriate, the taille (second pressing), which provides a higher proportion of essential tannins.
- The taille, which is produced by the second pressing, is sold off.
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