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Light-bodied vs Full-bodied Wine

The body of the wine is arguably one of the most important components of the wine! The body of the wine refers to the way that the drink feels in your mouth- or the mouthfeel, and the richness of the wine. This texture and flavor of the wine are created by several factors: the grape variety, the alcohol level, and the sweetness of the grapes at the time of harvesting.

The time of harvesting the grape is important as the riper the grape is at the time of harvest, the more natural sugar can be found inside. This means that wine from warmer areas- for example in Australia, is more likely to be both sweeter and fuller in the body than wine that is grown in colder regions- for example in Germany, even if they use the same grape.

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