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chaptalization

[shap-tuh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌʃæp tə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a method of increasing the alcohol in a wine by adding sugar to the must before or during fermentation.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; chaptalize + -ation
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  • chaptalization is the addition of sugar during fermentation to raise a wine's alcoholic content.

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