Well drained soil of old terraces and alluvial fans. These soils come from alluvium and sedimentary rocks. Slow permeability. Rooting depth 60 inches or more.
The halbstück is a cask found in the Rhine region of Germany. It can hold the equivalent of 158 US gallons or 600 litres.
Germany's "semi-dry" wines having no more than 18 grams of sugar per litre. These wines are sweeter than "trocken" wines but drier than most other modern German wines.
A bottle containing 375 ml or one-half of what a standard bottle can hold.
An overabundance of tannin or acidity which originates from too high an inclusion of stems and stalks.
Similar to "hard," this term describes wines which have tannin or acid levels which are too high, resulting in wines that can be described as being "raw."