Definition of Sercial in English:

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Sercial

Pronunciation: /ˈsərsēəl/ /sərsˈyäl/

noun

1A variety of wine grape grown chiefly in Madeira.
Example sentences
  • Plantings of the traditional varieties Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, and Malvasia are slowly increasing once again since their rout as a result of phylloxera.
1.1A dry, light Madeira made from the Sercial grape.
Example sentences
  • Vintage Madeira, especially Sercial, is capable of many decades' bottle ageing.
  • The name is used on Madeira labels to indicate a medium-dry style somewhere between Sercial and Bual, with nuttiness and a just discernible amount of sweetness.
  • The 5-Year-Old Sercial and 5-Year-Old Verdelho are way too sweet, lacking acidity; they taste like sugar water with caramel flavoring; for the tourist trade.

Origin

Portuguese.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Ser·cial

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