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The European Commission was charged with undertaking a thorough study of the possibilities of using concentrated grape must, whether rectified or not, and also sucrose for enrichment. This study was intended to cover the oenological aspects of the various permitted methods, the economic aspects of the use of sucrose or concentrated grape must, and the methods for monitoring this use. Experts were asked to organize experiments comparing enrichment with sucrose and with rectified concentrated must (RCM). Their objective was to detect if practical reasons, not showing up in the laboratory experiments, presented a technical hindrance to the utilization of RCM. Research institutes were asked to undertake a study, for various member states of economic aspects, against a background of efforts to restore the market balance in the wine sector of the Community. Special emphasis was to be placed on the economic consequences of a possible ban on the use of sucrose. The final report, presented here, is divided into three parts;
the research into the technical and oenological aspects of the enrichment of wine;
an overview of the economics;
a survey of the organization and implementation of the control measures concerning the enrichment of wine.

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Authors: DE HOOGH J, Wageningen Agricultural University (NL);KLEIN ESSINK G, Wageningen Agricultural University (NL);DUPUY P (EDITORS), Wageningen Agricultural University (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13239 FR (1995) 157pp., FS, ECU 12.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-4125-7
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