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Term to be understood positively (vinosity) in the context of a wine address, which describes the presence of alcohol in interaction with the other characteristics, such as the overall extract. This describes the taste as pleasantly warming. This is directly related to a certain alcohol content; below 11% vol. one can usually no longer describe a wine as "vinous". This becomes more pronounced at higher temperatures, as at lower ones the alcohol taste is neutralised. A high alcohol content alone does not make a full-bodied wine, but alcohol can strengthen and positively round off the overall impression. A dominant impression of alcohol is positively described as alcoholic, a particularly strong and then already negative expression as brandy-like. See also under body and structure

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