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sulphured (GB)

Description (also sulfuric) for the smell and taste of a wine as part of a wine address, This manifests itself by the typical, volcanic sulfur smell, a taste of freshly lit matches, as well as by a hard, rough and pungent sensation in the nose and palate. Common causes are excessive sulphurize in the winemaking, which is one too sulfurous off (Schwefelböckser) can lead, as well as improper preservation or sterilization of wine vessels (especially wooden barrels) and bottles. In the case of young wines, a slight "sulfur flower" occurs relatively frequently, but it quickly disappears when it is poured into the glass. With excessive sulfur can through oxidation from sulfur dioxide in wine the wine error Schwefelsäurefirn arise. For the maximum limits for sulfur in wine, see sulphurous acid as well as other substances under ADI (Acceptable Daily Intake).

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