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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Arnsburger, white wine variety developed at geisenheim for sparkling wine and exported to the island of madeira due to an EU-funded project (with a German consultant). Planted on the north side of the island, the productive, disease-resistant variety is used to make rather tart, unfortified, dry white wine with limited local appeal.