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Blanc de blancs

French term ("white from white") for a white wine made exclusively from white wine grapes. As a rule, this term is used for a champagne 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 commune of Cramant in the Côte de Blancs Champagne region. Outside of Champagne, this applies to a sparkling wine made exclusively from white wine grapes. In contrast, a white wine or champagne made from dark red wine grapes is called blanc de noirs (literally "white from black").

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