crianza
Noun
1. (de bebé) 
a. nursing, breastfeeding 
2. (de animales) 
a. breeding, rearing 
3. (del vino) 
a. vintage 
vino de crianzavintage wine
4. (educación) 
a. breeding 
crianza
1 (Agr) (actividad) rearing; (para la reproducción) breeding;
2 (Med) lactation
3 [de vinos] vintage
vinos de crianza vintage wines
4 (educación) breeding
mala crianza lack of breeding; sin crianza ill-bred
Quality Spanish wine is often graded Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva according to the length of bottle-ageing and barrel-ageing it has undergone. Crianza wines are in their third year, reds having spent at least twelve months in cask and whites six.
note See culture box in entry reserva.
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