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1

What is the meaning of "settling" in winemaking?

Settling is a technique used during élevage, in which wine is allowed to clarify naturally, as lees settle to the bottom of the barrel (débourage in French)

2

What is and what is it used for, the Biodynamic Preparation 500?

Cow Manure placed in a cow horn, buried during the winter

Usually the first preparation used to trasnistion to Organic/Biodynamic Viticulture

3

Name of the persons that developed the system of classifying wine regions by measuring heat summation.

Amerine and Winkler

4

Much-used French name for Powdery Mildew.

Oidium

5

EU maximum permitted levels of total sulphur dioxide in dry red and dry white wines.

Dry red: 150 mg/lt
Dry white: 200 mg/lt

6

What is Granvas?

Spanish term for sparkling wine made by the Charmat method

7

What does the French term "éraflage" mean?

Destemming grapes

8

One hectare is equal to how many acres?

2,47

9

French term used to describe grapes which have been dried, or partially dried, before fermentation to increase sugar content (vin de Paille).

Flétri

10

French term for "racking".

Souritage

11

What is Sylvoz?

Vine-training system developed by the Italian grower Carlo Sylvoz, suited to vines of high vigour, where high yields are acceptable, and where it is necessary to minimize pruning labour

12

Where and when did Gyropalette or Girasol were developed?

Cataluna

1970s

13

What two things does Chaptilization provide more of in the finished wine?

Increases final alcohol and glycerin content of the wine

14

What is Ouillage?

The filling up of the barrels to replace wine lost through evaporation