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Name (also headspace) for the unoccupied space above the wine level in a container. This arises mainly in wooden barrels by the loss, The white space is not actually empty, but with water and alcohol vapor, freed carbon dioxide and air ( oxygen ) filled. To one oxidation to prevent, takes place regularly Fill up with wine of the same kind. In steel tanks and also in bottles, if necessary, the empty space with inert gas filled or closed under vacuum to remove the air (oxygen). The empty space in the bottleneck is also an important quality criterion, here a loss indicates a defective closure and thus spoilage; see below filling level, The usual in fermenting containers free space above the liquid level is called headspace designated. See also below barrel,

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