Reproducible aromatic red wine styles can be predicted based upon the measurement of grape berry sugar accumulation (corresponding to the quantity of sugar that accumulates per berry; mg/berry/day) and berry fresh mass. Distinct maturity stages, “Fresh Fruit” reminiscent of fresh/red fruits notes and “Mature Fruit” associated with dark fruit and plum characters could be correlated to berry sugar accumulation (mg/berry) and berry fresh mass evolution without any direct relationship with berry sugar concentration. After berry sugar accumulation plateaued, wine aromatic and phenolic maturity were uncoupled from technological maturity.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationIVES Technical Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2023

Grant Number

  • 0000100651


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