How to Pronounce lees?

Correct pronunciation for the word "lees" is [lˈiːz], [lˈiːz], [l_ˈiː_z].

"Lees" in context

Lees are an important element in the production of many wines. They are the deposits of dead yeast cells and other microscopic organisms that remain after the fermentation process. These deposits settle at the bottom of wine barrels and the resulting sediment is known as lees.

Lees are important in the production of some types of wines, such as sparkling wine and sherry, because they give the wine a distinct flavor and enhance its complex aromas. Furthermore, lees promote secondary fermentation and add body and texture to a wine.

The amount of lees in a wine can affect its flavor as well.

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