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Grape variety wine

Designation for a type of wine which, in accordance with the country-specific wine law requirements, is pressed from one determining grape variety with usually at least 85%; see under varietal purity.

Designation (also pure varietal) for a wine that has been pressed 100% from a single grape variety. If other grape varieties are also involved (even if only slightly), strictly speaking one cannot speak of "varietally pure", although in the case of a clearly dominant grape variety, the term varietally pure is also used colloquially. However, the term is not regulated by wine law. Within the EU, however, there is a wine law regulation for the naming of grape varieties on the label. If a single grape variety is indicated there, its share must be at least 85% (USA or Australia only 75%). The remaining 15% can be supplemented by other varieties, but they do not appear on the label.

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