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phenolic maturity

Term for the best possible maturity of the grapes in the annual growth cycle of vine, Ideally, at this point in time or grape condition vintage be performed. The term maturation (French maturité) describes the state of maturity from the point of view of the sugar formed or Most weight (Sugar ripeness) in connection with the acidity, whereby a distinction is made between early, full and overripe. In some cases, this is also referred to as technical / technological maturity . The grapes have reached a maximum of stored sugar. The concept of physiological maturity did not emerge in the United States until the 1990s and subsequently became increasingly popular in Europe. The physiology as a branch of biology is the teaching of the...

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