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dropsig

Description for the aroma of a wine in the context of a wine speech. This is understood to mean the intrusive taste of drops (sweets, sugars) in various forms or also different causes. The cause of ice candy aroma (Eiszuckerln) is a particularly cool fermentation. As a rule, these are wines without any particular character. On the other hand, a fruit candy or fruit gum aroma is caused by high fermentation temperatures, certain yeasts or as a result of mash heating. The fermentation technique carbonic maceration (carbonic maceration) can also contribute to this, because in the case of Beaujolais (Beaujolais Nouveau) produced for quick enjoyment, a typical taste of bananas and drops is standard, so to speak. The fruity taste can go in the direction of marmalade. This phenomenon can also occur with higher-quality wines in the first period after bottling. In extreme cases, this can result in an artificial (unnatural-looking) taste impression. So-called Coca-Cola wines (mainstream wines produced uniformly by means of appropriate techniques) often exhibit dropy notes. See also under wine evaluation.

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