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Young wine

Term for a wine that is often still cloudy and has only recently completed its alcoholic fermentation. Therefore, clarification may still have to take place. The two preliminary stages are 1. Federweißer (Germany) or Sturm (Austria) and 2. Staubiger (Austria) - see also under Most. The definition according to EU Regulation 491/2009 is incorrect or imprecise: Jungwein (young wine) is the "designation for a wine whose alcoholic fermentation has not yet ended and which has not yet been separated from the yeasts ". In common usage, wines of the current vintage or wines intended for rapid use are also designated as such. 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 from longer matured wines in terms of colour and taste. They may not yet have flavour nuances (aroma substances), which only develop slowly during bottle ageing or aging.

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