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millerandage (F)

Name for the insufficient development of the grapes, which is expressed by uneven size and insufficient maturation of the berries. It is a manifestation of the Verrieselns, The most common cause is cold, rainy or otherwise bad weather in the flowering the vine. But there may also be other factors like nutrient deficiency, especially from boron, play a role. In most cases, there are many small, green and hard berries (scorn berries) that remain immature. The berries may also be later ripe (than the normal berries) with then high Sugar- but less acidity come. Certain varieties or. Clones or documents due to genetic disposition are particularly susceptible to trickling and small berries. That's among other things Cabernet Sauvignon. Gewurztraminer. Sangiovese. Zinfandel and Zweigelt,

Small-sweetness - Grape with very small, stunted berries

Frequently, the Kleinbeerigkeit is also falsely called parthenocarpy referred, because the berries seem seedless are. Wrong because at vines yet no real virginity could be detected. In fact, the seeds remain small and soft and are absorbed by the forming flesh. Small size can be significant yield losses and cause poor wine quality. In the picture a bunch of grapes with very small and differently ripe berries, which are scattered over the whole grape. A very different, qualitatively positive trait is "small berries", which produce better quality wines due to the smaller total berry size and the higher skin to juice ratio; see below grape,

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