Sweetness Codes

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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sweetness codes, are becoming more common on back labels and in sales literature. This is particularly true of rieslings and alsace whites because they can vary so widely in how sweet they taste. They may take the form of a scale of numerical rating. See, for example, the riesling taste profile.