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wet fur

Synonymous with horse sweat; look there.

Horsehead Term for one that occurs mainly with red wines wine faults, for which there are many other names. These are Apeshit (South Africa), Bodenton (see geosmin ), Brett, Hansaplast, dog sweat, leather tone, medical tone, wet dog, wet fur, wet leather, horse stable, horse tone, phenol tone, saddle tone, sweat socks, stable smell and tar clay. This proves that the error was often not clearly identified in the past or was not classified as an error at all. It occurs in internationally renowned red wines, in Belgian beers and in ciders as a perfectly accepted typical aroma.

It was only through scientific analysis that all these false tones could be the same microorganisms be identified as the cause. Horse sweat often occurs together with the wine defect Mäuseln on. The faulty tone is more pronounced in red wines, the one Barrique especially with new barrels and / or one Maceration carbonique (Carbonic acid maceration). The main causes are poor hygiene such as dirty wooden barrels and / or insufficient use of sulfur.

The causative yeast genus is called Brettanomyces (from which "Brett" is derived) or Dekkera. With...

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