vi·​ni·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌvi-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce vinification (audio) , ˌvī- \

Definition of vinification

: the conversion of fruit juices (such as grape juice) into wine by fermentation

Examples of vinification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vinification is similar to the Serralunga, with cold-soak and extensive extraction. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 25 June 2021 Their daughter Chloé joined the family business in 2014 and serves as general manager, overseeing the winery as well as direct-to-customer sales while also being involved in the vinification process. Rachel King, Fortune, 3 July 2021 But this isn’t about fruit; the appeal here is the intriguing layering effect of the unique vinification. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 17 May 2021 Grapes that are vinified as whole clusters are not destemmed or crushed prior to vinification. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Legeron, a Master of Wine, emphasizes the importance of patience in the process; natural vinification is ultimately about trusting healthy grapes to do their thing. Keelan Higgins, Bon Appétit, 10 Mar. 2021 This wine, after vinification in steel, spends a year on lees. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 Natural wines, with their additive-free vinification and minimal sulfur use, seem tailor-made for a vibrant food scene that shuns pesticides and additives. Nicholas Gill, New York Times, 9 Oct. 2017 Building off the savoir-faire of the family’s Château de Beaucastel (a prestigious Châteauneuf-du-pape wine), Jean-Pierre used similar vinification techniques to launch the brand La Vielle Ferme more than 40 years ago. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of vinification

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vinification

French, from vin wine + -i- + -fication

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“Vinification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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