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Blanc de blancs

French term (engl. "white from white") for a white wine that has been produced exclusively from white wine grapes. As a rule, this designation is used for a Champagne that has been produced exclusively from Chardonnay grapes (i.e. without using the two red wine varieties Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier). Alternatively, "Blanc de cramant " is also used in the Grand Cru municipality of Cramant in the Champagne region Côte de Blancs. Outside Champagne, this applies to a sparkling wine made exclusively from white grapes. In contrast, a white wine or champagne made from dark red grapes is called blanc de noirs (literally "white from black").

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