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Spriten

Designation (also Aufspriten) for the addition of mostly pure alcohol to the grape or Wine, The term is derived from spirits or esprit (French spirit). The term Spriten is however wine law not defined; The relevant legislation always refers to the addition of alcohol. This form of winemaking It has an ancient tradition, mainly in southern countries such as Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and Spain, and was formerly used primarily to make the wine more durable. Therefore, this is also called fortification (attachment, reinforcement). This is done during the fermentation, so this is stopped prematurely and it remains a correspondingly high proportion of residual sugar what is the main reason today (in contrast, that stands enrich of musts with sugar aiming at the alcohol content to increase).

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