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French term for "white", also a component of countless grape variety names. In the USA, this is a general term for white wines (also "White"), especially for those that are lightly pressed from red wine grapes (French Blanc de noirs). These include White Zinfandel (also Zinfandel Blanc), White Grenache, Cabernet Blanc or Gamay Blanc. For more information on this topic, see also the section on colour.

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