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egg white

egg white (GB)
blanc d`oeuf (F)
albume (I)

Probably the oldest fining agent for wine, already in the antiquity was used. It is added in the form of snow-beaten egg albumen (the active ingredient is called albumin = the white) especially harsh, tannin-rich and scratchy red wines to make them milder. Egg white is like all eiweißhältigen Substances are electrically positively charged and therefore attract negatively charged substances. See in detail under beautiful,

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