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Liqueur wine

Designation (also southern wine) for an alcohol-enriched product that belongs to the group of dessert wines. The wine is made from partially fermented grape must, wine, a mixture of the two, grape must or a mixture of grape must and wine. Neutral alcohol from products of the grapevine with at least 96% vol. or various products from wine (brandy, marc brandy, etc.) with at least 52% vol. and a maximum of 86% vol. may be used for spriting. The liqueur wine must then have an alcohol content of at least 15% to a maximum of 22% vol.

Country-specific designations

In Spain, these products are called Generoso with, for example, Malaga and sherry, in Portugal Licoroso with, for example, Madeira and port wine, in Italy Liquoroso with, for example, Marsala and Vin Santo and in France Vin de liqueur with, for example, Lillet. Liqueur is a spirit obtained from flavoured alcohol with an alcohol content of up to 40%.

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