maturation

Lemma

maturation

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The aging period at the winery during which the wine evolves to a state of readiness for bottling. 1

Nota

The term wine 'maturation' refers to changes in wine after fermentation and before bottling. During this period, the wine is subjected to various treatments, such as malolactic fermentation, clarification, stabilization, and bulk storage. The important feature of this phase is that the wine is periodically exposed to air where many oxidative reactions influence the changes in wine composition. The term aging should be reserved to describe changes in wine composition after bottling. After bottling, once the oxygen picked up at bottling is consumed, the wine is in the absence of oxygen. This is called the reductive atmosphere. Many reactions occur during this phase to contribute to the final bottle bouquet. 2

Contesto

The physiologic maturation is all about the physiologic and morphologic transformations that happen to the grape, since the maturation advances. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

UK [ˌmatʃuˈreɪʃn], US [ˌmætʃəˈreɪʃən] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

1540s, from Fr. maturation, from L. maturationem, noun of action from maturare. 5

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Data della scheda
Fri Oct 9 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Michela Ugazzo, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «http://www.californiareds.com/wine-glossary-3.html», (20/09/2009)

2 : «http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Wine/Resources/wineaging.htm», (24/11/2011)

3 : «http://www.bestworldwines.com/wines-wine-maturation.htm», (24/11/2011)

4 : «http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/115112?redirectedFrom=maturation#eid», (24/11/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=maturation&searchmode=none», (24/11/2011)

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