Description for the smell and taste of a wine in the context of a wine address. This has characteristic, clearly recognisable properties with regard to the type of vinification, soil type, origin, taste, vintage, climate, producer, grape variety or wine type. As a rule, only individual or only a few of these components are meant (see also under typicality). A "wine with character" also means good quality. Related, but more comprehensive terms or terms that include many more components (such as alcohol content) are body and structure.
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