- to subject (wine) to chaptalization.
Also especially British, chap·tal·ise.
Origin of chaptalize
< French chaptaliser, named after J. A. Chaptal (died 1832), French chemist; see -ize
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- (tr) to add sugar to (a fermenting wine) to increase the alcohol content
C19: after J. A. Chaptal (1756–1832), French chemist who originated the process
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