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The plant (also lavas or pleasure vine; lat. Levisticum officinale) has a strong aroma similar to Maggi seasoning, which is why it is also called Maggi herb (the well-known seasoning, however, does not contain lovage). It is a hardy, herbaceous plant that can reach growth heights of 1 to 2.5 metres. The whole plant smells intensely aromatic. The taste is also reminiscent of celery, but is sharper and more bitter. The aromatic substance sotolon is responsible for the typical, toasty taste. Especially oxidatively vinified wines can have this tone reminiscent of caramel. See also under wine talk.

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