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Late harvest wine bottle and label

Late harvest wines are often sold in 375ml bottles, half the size of a regular wine bottle.

Labrusca
Vinus Labrusca designates a grape species native to North America. The best known example is the Concord, famous or rather infamous for its foxy taste. Wine grapes usually belong to the Vinus vinfera species.

Lactic acid
Lactic acid is often present in wine. It takes its name from milk, where it is found. Lactic acid is softer than the other acids found in wine. A common winemaking procedure is malolactic fermentation, which transforms the rough malic acid into the smooth lactic acid.
Late Harvest
Late Harvest wines are made from grapes picked late in the season, when their sugar content is at its maximum. Harvesting a wine late is a gamble, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the harvest may be reduced or even lost. In the US a Late Harvest wine is usually a bit sweet, while Select Late Harvest refers to a sweet wine, and Special Select Late Harvest to a very sweet wine.
Lees
Lees is any sediment remaining after wine fermentation. It is composed of dead yeast cells or other solid matter such as grape pulp, seeds, and skin. While this may sound unappetizing, wine kept on its lees (sur lie), may acquire extra body and flavor. Classic examples are Chardonnay and Muscadet.
Liter
A liter is a metric unit of capacity. At 20°C (68°F) it holds 1,000 cubic centimeters (33.814 fluid ounces.)
      
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