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In addition to soil type, grape varieties and the winemaker 's skill, the climate has a decisive influence on wine quality. Wines reflect the weather-related, often very specific characteristics of a year to a sometimes considerable extent. In this context, one speaks of vintage-related typicality, for example, wines can have a "vintage-typical botrytis note" or a "roasted note" due to periods of heat.

Kriterien für einen Wein: Topographie, Bodentyp, Klima, Rebsorte, Vinifikation und Jahrgang

There are generally fewer fluctuations in warm growing regions. In cooler growing regions, on the other hand, the weather-related differences can be considerable. This applies, for example, to the Italian regions of Piedmont and Tuscany, the Wachau wine-growing region in Austria and the wine-growing regions in the province of Styria, the German Mosel wine-growing region and the French regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace and Loire.

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