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Sand wine

Colloquial term without viticultural significance for a wine made from grapes from vines planted on sandy soils. A sandy soil generally produces elegant, fragrant and rather low-acid wines. One of the peculiarities of this type of soil is that it is immune to phylloxera. A well-known sand wine is the Portuguese Colares from the sand dunes of the area near Lisbon. The wines from the Austrian wine-growing region of Neusiedlersee (Seewinkel) and the Hungarian Alföld (Hungarian lowlands) are also named in this way.

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