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peak, top (GB)
apogée (F)
apice (I)

For a wine at the height of its development, see below maturity,

maturity The "right" time to enter Wine has reached the optimal maturity in its development and promises highest, best possible drinking pleasure. The alternative term "drinking time window" (drinking window) describes more clearly that it is not a precise time, or naturally can not act at all, but so that a more or less prolonged period is to be understood. But this raises the question of whether and how this can be determined or even predicted. In a nutshell, this can be assumed with a certain probability, but never exactly and certainly not on the month and year determine exactly.

At simple red wine. Rose and intended for quick enjoyment White wine the marketing date is already ready to drink. For better qualities, the time is dependent on life or durability, This is usually different between white wine, red wine and Dessert wine, An important prerequisite for longevity is the development potential of the wine. Have positive influence on it vine, Rebbe and reduced earnings ("The less the better"). The often used buzzword "Quality arises in the vineyard" has its justification. Nevertheless, a factor not to be underestimated is also the type of winemaking or the expansion,


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