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A taste designation for wines commonly used in Germany, which has been enforced by Moselle winegrowers through several courts of law (VG Trier 6 February 2001, OVG Rheinland-Pfalz 29 January 2002). Although it is not anchored 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 sweet to 45 g/l. A finely tart wine can therefore be both semi-dry and sweet. As a rule, fine-tart wines have a residual sugar content of between 15 and 25 g/l. An equally wine law irrelevant term is tart. For the other flavours, see sugar content.

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