Term for a groundwater with a special content of minerals, trace elements or other components, whose special properties according to the mineral and table water regulation in Germany or the mineral water and spring water ordinance in Austria are defined by law. A historical designation without legal norms is sour water, which, like sour fountains, also designates the source of such mineral water. Mineral water suitable for sale is subject to strict guidelines set out in the Mineral and Table Water Ordinance. This regulation prescribes stricter microbiological limit values as for drinking water. It must come from underground water resources and be of original purity. This means that it has not yet participated in the general cycle of water. Mineral water is bottled directly at the extraction site (source / well) and requires official approval.
A natural mineral water is allowed using physical processes carbonic acid withdrawn or added. No other additions are allowed. The most label Ingredients that are mandatory for mineral water bottles with quantities in mg / l may only fluctuate insignificantly. In Germany, "classic" mineral waters (also classic waters) with a lot of carbonic acid (approx. 7-8 g / l), "medium" and "still" waters with reduced carbonic acid (4-5.5 g / l) and A distinction is made between non-carbonated mineral water (less than 1 g / l). Mineral water comes in different wine-based drinks and mixed drinks partly used under wine law conditions. They are different bowling and cocktails, and among other things the drinks injected. pour. Maiwein. mixture. whistle. Pfiffche. Sangria. spritzer and splash,