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Name used in Austria and Germany for sparkling wine (see there). This is actually misleading for the consumer, because such wines are mostly not "secco" (Italian for dry). The association with Prosecco (formerly grape variety, today area - often wrongly assumed to be a synonym for sparkling wine) is also confusing. See also a list of the different types of wine under vinification.

The well-known wine author Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Koch writes the following in his "Weinrecht Kommentar" on this topic: The indication "Secco", which is based on the Italian grape variety "Prosecco", has become established in the German language and is not considered misleading by the wine control authorities, although there is a danger of confusion according to linguistic image and sound and such products are not "dry" ("secco").

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