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Table 1 Physiological characteristics of densimetrically sorted berries (DSB) of Vitis vinifera L. cv. Chardonnay grown in Epernay, France, in the 2005 and 2006 seasons, at three ripening stages.

From: Transcriptional analysis of late ripening stages of grapevine berry

Harvest date Density
(g/L NaCl)
Berry weight
(g)
Total soluble solids (°BRIX) Potential alcohol
(% vol)
09/19/2005 (TH-7) 120 - 130 1.55 18.2 10.19
09/26/2005 (TH) 130 - 140 1.57 19.2 10.86
10/05/2005 (TH+10) 130 - 140 1.55 20.0 11.40
09/14/2006 (TH-7) 130 - 140 1.38 19.3 10.93
09/20/2006 (TH) 130 - 140 1.45 19.2 10.86
10/02/2006 (TH+10) 140 - 150 1.54 20.3 11.60
  1. TH-7, 7-days before theoretical harvest; TH, theoretical harvest; TH+10, 10-days after harvest.