Colloquial name without wine law meaning for a wine, which is pressed from grapes of vines planted on sandy soils. A sandy bottom generally results elegant. filmy and rather low-acid wines. To the peculiarities of this soil type also heard that he is immune to the phylloxera is. A well-known sand wine is the Portuguese Colares from the sand dunes of the homonymous area near Lisbon. Also the wines from the Austrian wine region Lake Neusiedl (Seewinkel) and the Hungarian Alföld (Hungarian Plain) are so named.