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addition of alcohol

See below Spriten,

Term (also spritzing) for the addition of mostly pure alcohol to the grape or Wine, The term is derived from fuel (spirit) or esprit (French spirit). The term sprite is however wine law not defined; The relevant legislative texts always refer to the “addition of alcohol”. This form of winemaking has an old tradition mainly in southern countries like Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and Spain and was previously used primarily to make...

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