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Grape must

Juice obtained by pressing grapes; colloquially also called must. It is the untreated product immediately after pressing; it can also be called "cloudy grape juice". In terms of wine law, however, there is a difference to grape juice. The latter is only produced by further treatment of grape must by making it durable against further fermentation. It is also the starting material for the preparation of wine, sparkling wine, concentrated gra pe must, RCGM (rectified grape must concentrate). Grape must is also used for the preparation of various products such as churchkhela (dessert), hardaliye (drink), pekmes (grape syrup), petimezi (sweetener) and verjus (condiment). It is also permitted for sweetening, subject to wine law regulations.

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