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Summer wine

summerwine (GB)

Designation (also spring wine or asparagus wine) for a light (low alcohol), tangy wine with fresh acidity. It has no legal meaning whatsoever. As a rule, it refers to a wine that is ready to drink in spring or early summer. Such wines are mainly made from white wine varieties with low alcohol content but relatively high acidity and are aged 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. Summer wines are preferably drunk in the hot season, if necessary mixed with soda or mineral water, as a thirst quencher. A ypic representative is for example the well-known Portuguese wine Vinho Verde. There are also some Bowles (mixed drinks) of this/similar name. See also under the alcoholic mixed drinks Spritzer, Mix and Spritzer.

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