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Fermentation, alcoholic
Process through which the must undergoes transformation into ethyl alcohol through the effect of yeasts on the sugars it contains.
Fermentation, barrel
Fermentation of wine that takes place in casks, preferably made of oak. White wines take on a characteristic smoky aroma through this process.
Fermentation, malolactic
Process generated by bacteria that cause the transformation of the wine’s malic acid into lactic acid. Usually the process occurs spontaneously several weeks or months after the first fermentation.
Flowering
Stage in the vine’s development when the flowers bloom.
Foliation
The stage in the vine’s life cycle when the leaves sprout. Also called budding.
Free running
Process through which the skin is separated from the must by draining the crushed grapes, so that the liquid falls and the solid residues remain.