secondary fermentation

noun

Definition of secondary fermentation

: the fermentation initiated by the addition of sugar or a sweet syrup to wine (as champagne and other sparkling wines) to induce natural carbonation — see cuvée, dosage sense 2b

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“Secondary fermentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secondary%20fermentation. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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