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to chaptalize (GB)
effettuare lo zuccheraggio (I)
chaptaliser, chaptalisation (F)

Previously used term for adding sugar to the grape for the purpose of increasing the alcohol content, However, this does not mean sweetening the wine (as is sometimes misunderstood), but only additional sugar as the basis for the subsequent alcoholic fermentation, The process is according to the French chemist Jean-Antoine Claude Chaptal (1756-1832) who advocated the procedure as Minister of Agriculture in France. Chaptalizing usually means the addition of sucrose or beet sugar (see under chaptalisation ). In many sources, however, regardless of the means used, this is used as a synonym for the enrich (EU name standard) used.

Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures or cellar techniques, as well as the various types of wine, sparkling wine and distillate regulated by wine law are under the keyword winemaking contain. There is extensive wine law information under the keyword wine law,

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