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Fiederwäissen

Common name in Luxembourg for Federweißer; look there.

Common name in Germany for a partially fermented grape, There are two interpretations for the name Federweißer. The most common is that it is derived from the yeast-cloudy, matt white color. But in the German Dictionary of the Brothers Grimm you can find the following entry: Federweißer; young, still fermenting milky-cloudy wine (from the old name Federweiß for "alum" because alum was previously added to the wine as a preservative) . It was only in the 1990s that the growing areas Ahr....

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