publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Grape brandy production, composition and evaluation

Stamatina Kallithraka; Argyrios Tsakiris; Yiannis Kourkoutas;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2014
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Grape brandy is a spirit drink produced by wine distillation and is matured in wooden casks. According to legislation, it can be characterised by the geographical area where the grapes were produced, the grape variety used and the selected distillation and ageing techniques. Distillation increases ethanol concentration and aromatic constituents which are already present in grapes or are developed during fermentation and distillation. During maturation in wooden casks, compounds that contribute to the aroma and taste are extracted from the wood. Hence the spirit acquires the desired softer mouth feel, aromatic complexity and overall quality. Different methods of ...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfungi
free text keywords: Biotechnology, Agronomy and Crop Science, Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Distillation, law.invention, law, Chemistry, Wine, Composition (visual arts), Aroma, biology.organism_classification, biology, Mouthfeel
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