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Fiederwäissen

In Luxembourg common name for Federweißer; look there.

In Germany common name for a partially fermented grape, There are two interpretations of the name Federweißer. The most common is that it derives from the yeasty-cloudy, matte-white color. But in the German dictionary of the brothers Grimm one finds the following entry: Federweisser; young, still fermenting milky-cloudy wine (from the old name Federweiß for "alum", because formerly the wine alum as a preservative admitted) . Only in the 1990s was in the growing areas Ahr. palatinate and...

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