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Straw wine

Designation for a special sweet wine made from raisined grapes. Such wines were already produced in ancient times. The production process varies somewhat from country to country. The grapes, harvested late, are often air-dried for months on straw mats, reeds (hence also reed wine) or also on wooden racks as shown in the picture. Due to the dehydration, extremely high sugar and total extract values are achieved. In Austria, this is a Prädikat wine type. Other wines produced in the same or similar form are Commandaria from Cyprus, Samos and Vinsanto from Greece, the wines produced according to the Passito or Recioto methods from Italy and the Vin de paille from France.

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