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feinherb

Common designation of taste for wines in Germany, which was enforced by Moselle winegrowers in several instances (VG Trier 6 February 2001, OVG Rhineland-Palatinate 29 January 2002). Although it is not anchored in wine law, it is tolerated as a statement on bottle labels. The content of residual sugar is above the limit of dry with 9 g/l, but clearly below the maximum value of "lieblich" up to 45 g/l. A fine-harbour wine can therefore be semi-dry as well as "lieblich". As a rule, fine wines have a residual sugar content of between 15 and 25 g/l. An equally wine-legally irrelevant term is herb. For other tastes, see sugar content.

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