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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Landwein, rarely seen pgi category of dry Austrian or German wine. In germany, Landwein must have an alcoholic strength of at least half a per cent more than the minimum level for German wine without geographical indication. Austria’s much higher minimum is 14 °kmw (68 °oechsle), reflecting the warmer climate.