Wine glossary

residual sugar content

The residual sugar content must be declared on Austrian wine labels. The values of trocken (dry) and halbtrocken (medium dry) are dependant upon their given acidity levels. The terms are; trocken (dry) up to 9 g/l, halbtrocken (medium dry) up to 18 g/l and lieblich (medium sweet) up to a maximum of 45 g/l, and süß (sweet) relates to all wines above 45 g/l.