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wet fox

One of the many names for Foxton; see there.

A taste characteristic of certain American vines and the wine made from them, which is mostly to be understood negatively according to European taste (surprisingly, this tone is perceived as pleasant in Japan). Other names for Foxton are fox taste, fox taste, cat oak, skunk tone and bug taste. The also very often used term hybrid tone is actually misleading, because by far not all hybrids have this tone. The name Foxton was chosen because of the similarity of the scent around a fox's burrow or the smell of fox urine (cat urine), wet fox fur and animal faeces. This is particularly pronounced for the species Vitis labrusca (also fox vine or strawberry vine) and somewhat less so for the species Vitis...

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