By Kori ~ July 9th, 2009.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is fruit set.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Fruit set is an important and delicate stage of the vineâ€™s development after flowering which marks the transition from flower to grape berry. The setting period of about a week is a critical one for the vine-grower, since it is a major determinant of the size of the crop, yet the grower can do little to change the course of events.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Fruit set, the third stage in the annual growth cycle of the vine, marks the transition from flower to berry.
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