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Name for liqueur de tirage (filling dosage); see below Dosage,

French name for the addition of certain substances in the production of sparkling wine, where there are two different types of purpose. The terms "Liqueur" for the Dosage have nothing to do with one liqueur but derive from "liquor" for "liquid". Therefore, the case-by-case designations "Tiragelikör" and "Versandlikör" are actually wrong or at least misleading.

Filling dosage (Liqueur de tirage)

The pharmacist Jean-Baptiste François (1792-1838) from Châlons-en-Champagne developed a formula for determining the sugar content before the bottle fermentation, This allowed an exact dosage of the dosage. The addition takes place to trigger the second fermentation and thus the formation of the carbonic acid to effect. It takes place to the already fermented basic wine; in a blend immediately after assembling the base wines. The filling can only consist of sucrose. grape, partially fermented grape must, concentrated grape must. RTK...

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