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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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German river, just 40 km/25 miles long with viticultural significance well beyond its size, which rises in the Hunsrück Mountains and flows into the mosel, downstream from Trier. Ruwer wines are similar in structure to those of the saar, but have a touch of earthiness to add individuality. See mosel.