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Quality decisive point in the annual vegetative cycle of the vine at which the grape harvest takes place. It is the end of the ripening period between véraison (the beginning of the ripening process when the berries begin to change colour) and grape ripening. The period between blossoming and maturation depends on the climate and weather as well as the ripening time (early to late) of the grape variety. Berries that are green before the véraison have a relatively high content of acids, which are broken down during ripening, while the content of sugar increases.

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