The Weekly Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies is: Carbonic Maceration
Okay, so this is a total of two words and not one word for dummies. Good, so you can count. This isn't a math session, this is vocab.
A great example of a local carbonic macerated wine is from College Cellars - "Beaujo-Lem Nouveau" - 2011. This is the enology students response to Beaujolais Nouveau - - but produced with Lemberger grapes. (see Walla Walla Wine For Dummies - Lemberger ) These grapes were partially carbonically macerated to enhance their cherry, strawberry, and raspberry flavors. On the palate, the Beaujo-Lem Nouveau tannins are silky smooth and gentle. It is definitely a wine to be chilled and enjoyed during a summer BBQ.