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all natural

Formerly common name for a wine quality whose grape must (for the purpose of increasing the alcohol content) could not be enriched with sugar. As an alternative, Cabinet was allowed to appear on the label instead of "naturally pure". Such wines were also called Kreszenz. The terms "Cabinet", "Kreszenz" and "naturrein" or combinations of words with these are no longer permitted under German and Austrian wine laws and were replaced by the Prädikatswein designations such as Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese etc. (where enrichment is also not permitted). Is there a natural wine without any additives or additives? Hardly any other question is so often answered incorrectly or is not clear to most consumers that there is no wine that can be vinified completely without additives or auxiliary materials. Such a wine would at least be impaired in colour or taste or, in the worst case, would spoil and become inedible in a short time. There are, of course, wines for which attempts are being made to greatly reduce use, but certain means are indispensable. On this subject, see Means used in winemaking. However, certain agents/substances are clearly prohibited and are considered to adulterate wine. For certain substances there are maximum maximum limits; see on this subject under ADI (Acceptable Daily Intake). See also under natural wine.

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