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Blanc de noirs

French term (white from black) for a wine that has been made from dark (blue to black) red wine grapes in a similar way to a white wine (i.e. no mash fermentation as is usual for red wine). This is obligatory for champagne in order to be able to produce a white wine from the red wine grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (there is no red champagne). If the result is not completely white, it is called taché. In order to produce a light wine from dark grapes, gentle pressing is required so that not too many colouring substances from the skins get into the must. The must is separated from the skins as quickly as possible and only then is fermentation completed.

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