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Common flavour designation for wines in Germany, which was enforced by the Mosel winegrowers in court over several instances (VG Trier 6 February 2001, OVG Rheinland-Pfalz 29 January 2002). Although it is not enshrined in wine law, it is tolerated as an indication on bottle labels. The residual sugar content is above the dry limit of 9 g/l, but well below the maximum value of medium sweet to 45 g/l. A feinherb wine can therefore be both semi-dry and medium sweet. As a rule, off-dry wines have a residual sugar content of between 15 and 25 g/litre. See sugar content for other flavours.

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