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Cabernet Sauvignon The most well known of grapes. Made famous after the wines from Bordeaux, its popularity stems both from its capacity to produce a rich deep red wines More (1) * No refre
Cabonet An old spelling of Cabernet Sauvignon. Hallidays
Cap The thick crust of grape pulp and skin which floats to the surface of the must during fertmentation. Kincaid, K
Chai The cellar in which wine is barrel aged after fermentation and blending. There may be several chai in a winery for housing current and previous vinatges prior to bottling. Kincaid, K
Chaptal, Jean-Antoine. The French chemist who invented Chaptalisation. Lake, M (1
Chaptalisation The addition of sugar to enrich must. The aim is not to make the wine sweet but to increase alcohol concentration. Kincaid, K
Citrussy A combination of orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit aromas and flavours. * No refre
Cooper Tradesman who makes oak wine barrels. A french cooper undergoes a 7 year apprenticeship to master the technique. Weiss, M (
Crisp A term used to describe the acidity of wine on the palate. * No refre
Cru Means `growth` and has come,by extension, to mean wine. Kincaid, K
Curve Large vats made from wood, stainless steel or concrete in which the newly picked grapes frement and turn into wine. Kincaid, K
Cuvaision The process and time for fermentaing grapes to develop into wine. Kincaid, K
Cuvier The cellar that houses curves. Kincaid, K
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
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