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Vin de liqueur

French name 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 (Alcohol spirit) or distillate ( brandy ) is added, whereby the fermentation is not initiated or stopped. 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 the addition of alcohol in the vinification process takes place much earlier.

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

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