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A form of oxidation which gives white wine a brownish colour and caramelized flavour like that of Madeira.
- ‘Maderization can make a fortified wine more rich and nutty, while it spoils wines of lower alcohol.’
- ‘The frequent mention of the darkening of the colour of the great whites suggests that maderization was normal and, indeed, desired.’
1950s: from French madérisation, from madériser, from Madère ‘Madeira’.
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