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Vinum Album. White Wine.
An alcoholic liquid, made by fermenting the juice of fresh grapes, the fruit of Vitis Vinifera (nat ord. Vitaceae), freed from seeds, stems and skins.
A pale, amber-colored, or straw-colored liquid, having a pleasant odor, free from yeastiness, and a fruity, agreeable, slightly spirituous taste, without excessive sweetness or acidity. Contains between 10 and 14 per cent., by weight, of Absolute Alcohol. Sp. gr., 0.990 to 1.010, which limits it should not exceed.