Designation for a groundwater with a special content of minerals, trace elements or other components, whose special properties according to the Mineral and Table Water Ordinance in Germany or mineral water and spring water regulation in Austria are defined by law. A historical name without legal standardization is sour water, which, like Sauerbrunnen, is also the source of such mineral water. For sale suitable mineral water is subject to strict guidelines, which are specified in the mineral and table water regulation. This regulation prescribes stricter microbiological limits as in 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 place of extraction (source / well) and requires official recognition.
A natural mineral water is allowed to use physical processes carbonic acid withdrawn or added. Other additives are not allowed. The am label of mineral water bottles mandatory ingredients to be listed with quantities in mg / l may vary only slightly. In Germany, "classic" mineral waters (also classic waters) with a lot of carbon dioxide (about 7-8 g / l), "medium" and "quiet" waters with reduced carbonic acid (4-5.5 g / l) and carbonated mineral waters (less than 1 g / l). Mineral water is in different wine-based drinks and mixed drinks partly used under wine law conditions. They are different bowling and cocktails, as well as, among other things, the drinks injected. pour. Maiwein. mixture. whistle. Pfiffche. Sangria. spritzer and splash,