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V.C.P.R.D.
Abbreviation of “Vino de Calidad Producido en una Región Determinada”. (Quality Wines Produced in a Specific Region).
Varietal wine
Wines obtained from a single grape variety, also known as single varietal wines.
Veraison
The stage in the vine’s annual growth cycle when the berries start changing their colour, i.e. to red in the case of red varieties and yellow in that of white varieties.
Vine grower
A person whose work focuses on growing vines and tending the vineyard.
Viniculture
The mastery and art of making wine.
Vinification
All the activities involved in making wines.
Vintage
The year in which the grapes that made the wine were harvested.
Viticulture
Trade of the vine grower that includes tending to and cultivating vines.
Vitis Vinifera
The vine family species that produces the grapes used to make wine.