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Cerasuolo

Italian name for the cherry-red colour of a very light rosé wine. The name probably derives from the old Sicilian dialect expression "Cerasa" (cherry). The name is found, for example, in the DOC wine Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo) and in the DOCG wine Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily). The dark rosé wines are called Chiaretto. See also under Rosé.

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