Mainly in California-USA in former times common designation for a white wine (french Blanc de noirs) made of red wine varieties such as White Cabernet (also Cabernet Blanc), White Zinfandel or White Grenache. These mostly sweet wines have a tangy taste with a higher carbon dioxide content. Today, however, this name is generally used for very light rosé wines. The French name Vin gris is also common for dry versions.
Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures and cellar techniques, as well as the types of wine, sparkling wine and distillate regulated by wine law are included under the heading "Vinification". Comprehensive information on wine law can be found under the keyword wine law.