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White wine 2017 Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC Ried Nussberg Ulm dry, Vienna, Austria

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Glass
Registration number: #LN128/15

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Last reviewed: 30 August, 2019

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