Definition of maderization in English:

maderization

noun

  • A form of oxidation that gives white wine a brownish color and caramelized flavor like that of Madeira.

    • ‘The frequent mention of the darkening of the colour of the great whites suggests that maderization was normal and, indeed, desired.’
    • ‘Maderization can make a fortified wine more rich and nutty, while it spoils wines of lower alcohol.’

Origin

1950s: from French madérisation, from madériser, from Madère Madeira.

Pronunciation

maderization

/ˌmadərəˈzāSHən/