chaptalization

[ shap-tuh-luh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌʃæp tə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

a method of increasing the alcohol in a wine by adding sugar to the must before or during fermentation.

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Origin of chaptalization

First recorded in 1890–95; chaptalize + -ation
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