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solera

Translation of solera in English:

sustantivo femenino

solera
  • 1 (tradición, calidad) See examples: una ciudad con solera
    a historic city
    estas calles tienen mucha solera
    these streets have a lot of character o maintain their traditional character
    una familia con solera
    a family with a long pedigree
    a long-established family
  • 4 (Vinicultura)
    old sherry
  • 7
    (Perú) (sábana)
    undersheet

Cultural Note: solera

A system of blending used in the production of fortified wines such as jerez. Only a quarter of a cask of mature wine is drawn off for bottling at any one time, and the cask is then topped up from a cask of younger wine of the same variety. This second cask is topped up with a third, younger wine, and so on up to the fourth cask.
Example sentences
  • El Hotel Monterrey es uno de los establecimientos con mayor solera de Salamanca.
  • Asimismo se efectuó desvío de aguas e instalación de soleras.
  • Las calzadas, soleras y veredas interiores del condominio son de hormigón estampado.

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