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Young wine

Name for a wine that is often still cloudy and has only recently completed its alcoholic fermentation. If necessary, clarification may still have to take place. The definition according to EU regulation 491/2009 is incorrect or imprecise: young wine is the "designation for a wine whose alcoholic fermentation has not yet finished and which has not yet been separated from the yeasts ". In common parlance, wines of the current vintage or wines intended for quick use are thus also named in this way. Other names with partly similar meanings are Heuriger, Junker and Primus (Austria), Joven (Spain), Nouveau (France) and Novello (Italy). Young wines have a special quality, they can differ considerably in colour and taste from wines that have matured longer. They can not yet show any taste nuances (aromatic substances), which only develop slowly during bottle maturing or ageing.

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