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ripe

(of fruit, grain, etc.) mature and ready to be eaten or used; fully developed

ripe

[rīp]
(botany)
Of fruit, fully developed, having mature seed and so usable as food.
(forestry)
Of timber or a forest, ready to be cut.
(geology)
Referring to peat, in an advanced state of decay.
(hydrology)
Descriptive of snow that is in a condition to discharge meltwater; ripe snow usually has a coarse crystalline structure, a snow density near 0.5, and a temperature near 32°F (0°C).

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As winemaking methods improved over the last few decades it has became easier to make riper and consequently more alcoholic wines (it is common now to find wines of 14 per cent alcohol), when many years ago an abv level of around 12 per cent would have been more usual.