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Setting
Phase in the vine’s life cycle when the formation of the berries begins after fertilisation.
Setting failure
This refers to a lack of berries being formed in the corresponding phase of the vine’s development.
Skin cap
Solid mass made of the skins that floats on the surface of the must whilst the fermentation process takes place.
Skins
Refers to the skin of the grape.
Sparkling wine
These are wines whose alcoholic fermentation has taken place in small containers or in the bottle itself, thus acquiring a considerable amount of gas.
Stalks
The tiny branches from which the grapes in a bunch hang.
Still wine
Refers to all wine that is not sparkling wine.