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  • adj. of plants that ripen in the fall


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  • A late-ripening variety, it can deliver bold, luscious wines that stand up well to autumnal dishes like winter stews and red meats.

    Cultivating Pinot Noir

  • If something happens to the late-ripening Cabernet Franc, the early-ripening Merlot can compensate.

    Getting to the Bottom of Bordeaux

  • The hot, high-altitude region of Mendoza proved particularly well suited to the thin-skinned, late-ripening grape—much more so than the cool climates of the Loire and Bordeaux.

    How Malbec Became the Wine of 'Regular People'

  • Among the Austrian wines sold at the hotel are several made from Grüner Veltliner, Austria's signature white grape, and Blaufränkisch, a late-ripening black grape grown across Central Europe for red wines.

    Wines for the Times

  • But the differences dont stop at footwear: While Napa is dominated by the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon grape that basks under the California sun, Oregon has come to specialize in the fickle Pinot Noir grape, which requires a more temperate climate to produce wines that have sparked such rhapsodic adoration.

    A Year of Wine

  • The late-ripening grape, Nebbiolo, predominates in the area so theres still activity in the vineyard and the winery on the foggy fall days.

    A Year of Wine

  • Now she found herself in a wooded glade, ringed by a circle of wild juniper bushes covered with late-ripening berries, as if birds never penetrated this deep into the forest.


  • The late September Sunday of Caspar Harvey's lunch, though, dawned fine and clear with a chilly wind from the east, conditions that would remain that way all day while the farmers of East Anglia harvested their late-ripening barley.

    Second Wind

  • Along the river were wide-branched trees festooned with late-ripening fruit and nuts.

    Circles of Stone

  • Behind them, guiding the plows through the fields meant to be sown with late-ripening crops, were the women, who were also chained in their places.



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