Dry and semi-dry wines

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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An increasing proportion of dry wine is made from Tokaj grapes. These are wines matured only briefly. They are typically fermented dry but may contain some residual sugar (even if at a level well below semi-sweet wines). With a few exceptions, they are fermented in stainless steel and will last three to five years, depending on the vintage.