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tr.v. vin·i·fied, vin·i·fy·ing, vin·i·fies
To convert (the juice of grapes, for example) into wine by the process of fermentation.

vin′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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the fermentation of the juice of grapes into wine
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(ˌvɪn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

the process of converting grapes or other fruit into wine.
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Noun1.vinification - the process whereby fermentation changes grape juice into wine
fermenting, zymolysis, zymosis, fermentation, ferment - a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
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The apprentices attended a thorough discussion on the viticulture and vinification process, as shared by the owner of the vineyards and cellars of Chateau Laniote, a two-century-old family business, which was classified as Grand Cru Classe, a term to identify noteworthy wines in the region.
It is a modern, well-designed winery with state of the art vinification equipment, bottling and grand tasting areas.
Careful vinification ensures a fresh grapefruit character offset by a honeyed palate.
In a previous study, the occurrence of carbonyl compounds (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein, furfural and EC) was reported in all stages of vinification, including grapes and the respective wines (FERREIRA et al., 2018).
A comparison between process inputs and outputs can help indicate how efficient the winery is at vinification; loss of approximately 20% is considered normal (Tyler Colman, "Gross Margins: Breaking Down the Price of a Bottle of Wine," Wine-Searcher, June 10, 2014,
Some will end up under the planned Solidarity label, while Chardonnay grapes picked in early October will go to Joe Dobbes for vinification into bulk wine.
'When you taste the grape, it gives you a bitter sensation in your mouth but after vinification, the result is an edge of sweetness.'
The degree of alcohol is 13.5%, the vinification is the following - fermented and aged in an oak barrel.
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The bunches were harvested according to soluble solids, titratable acidity and pH content of each ripened cultivar (HERNANDES et al., 2010) and transported to laboratory, where they were microvinified according to the classical method of vinification (ROSIER, 1995).