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garnet red

Colour designation for a red wine in the context of a wine address. It is derived from the pomegranate imported from Carthage, which the Romans named "Malum granatum" (granatus = pithy) or "Malum punicum" (Phoenician apple) after the grains contained. The Latin adjective "puniceus" means garnet red and describes the typical colour of the pomegranate. It is a lighter red with bluish or violet reflections. Older red wines in particular show this hue because dyes(anthocyanins) are precipitated during bottle ageing. See also under colour, as well as blue, black and white.

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