Definition - What does Tries Successives mean?
Tries successives is a grape harvesting and selection process that uses multiple passes to pick extra ripe grapes from vineyards. During the ripening process, the moisture from the grapes evaporates and a concentrated form of the wine components in the grapes is harvested to create sweet wine. This process of harvesting wine has been practiced since the 16th Century when wine estate owners realized that wine exports from Europe increased in taste quality.
WineFrog explains Tries Successives
The tries successives harvesting process is meticulous and only includes extra-ripe grapes, which are affected by good botrytis, a fungal stage that occurs during the aging process before harvest and a key component in grapes used for sweet wine production. The art of tries successives lies in separating the rotten or bad botrytis from the good to ensure quality of the wine production. While harvesting, pickers need to attend to the vineyards during all stages. During this time, there are multiple passages or tries successives created by vineyard farmers.