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precipitate

Common name (also deposit, flocculate, crystallize) for the separation of various substances in wine in the form of flakes, crystals or the like. These include during the fermentation discontinuation of the tank bottoms, as well as during the bottle aging the depot (mainly in red wines) or Weinstein, The latter two do not affect the quality of a wine. In contrast, there are precipitations of substances or opacities owing to wine errors, These include various metals such as iron or copper which the wine error Black break cause. See also below polymerization,

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