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Vin de liqueur

French term for one Fortified, which is also called mistletoe or mistletoe (see under Mistela ). A white or red grape will be before or after a short time fermentation pure alcohol (Wine spirit) or distillate ( brandy ) added, which does not initiate or stop the fermentation at all. Such wines have a very high residual sugar and alcohol content between 16% and 22% vol. The difference to one Vin doux naturel is that alcohol is added much earlier in the vinification process.

Such wines are made in a similar way in many places France produced. That is in Languedoc the Cartagène, at the Rhone the Rinquinquin and in the Champagne region Ratafia, Vins de liqueur with classified appellation Floc de Gascogne (Armagnac) Macvin du Jura (Jura), a version of the Muscat de Frontignan (Languedoc) and Pineau des Charentes (Cognac). The in Bordeaux produced Lillet (Kina Lillet) but strictly speaking you cannot call it Vin de liqueur, because you have already fermented wine liqueur is added.

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