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These terms can have many meanings:


Regarding the state of ripeness of grapes, see under ripening time, and also under maturation, must weight, physiological ripeness, grape variety, vegetative cycle and grape harvest.

reife Weintrauben in blau, weiß und rot

Wine ageing

For the ageing of a wine, see barrel, barrique age ing and barrel age ing.


For the development, maturation and climax of a wine, see ageing, bottle age ing and shelf life, and for the time of consumption, see drinking maturity.

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