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Summer wine

Designation (also spring wine or asparagus wine) for a light (low in alcohol), sparkling wine with fresh acidity. It has no significance in terms of wine law. As a rule, it is understood to mean a wine that is ready to drink in spring or early summer. Such wines are mainly made from white wine varieties with low alcohol but relatively high acidity and are vinified in stainless steel tanks (without the use of wood). In German-speaking countries, the grape varieties Elbling, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner,Pinot Blanc and Grüner Veltliner are popular for this purpose. Summer wines are preferably drunk as thirst quenchers during the hot season, possibly mixed with soda or mineral water. A typical example is the well-known Portuguese wine Vinho Verde. There are also some bowls (mixed drinks) of this/similar name. See also under alcoholic mixed drinks Gespritzter, Mischung and Schorle.

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