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passum

Latin name in the ancient Rome for a then very popular raisin wine, which was obtained from dried grapes (Latin passus = dried). The stalks of the grapes were twisted just before the harvest, so that the water supply was interrupted. The grapes remained so long on Rebstock hang until they were shrunk or rosinated. On some high quality Tokay Aszu wines is on the label the text " Vinum Tokajense Passum " to find. Produced in similar form Sweet wines are Flétri. Passerillé. Passito. Recioto and Trockenbeerenauslese, See also below winemaking,

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