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Kretzer

Wine type in the DOC areas Teroldego Rotaliano (here also Rosato) and Trentino (here also Lagrein) in the Italian wine growing area Trentino. In South Tyrol, this is a general term (also called "Krätzer") for a light rosé. The freshly pressed must is strained by a plaited strainer basket called "Krätzer" or "Kretze" and thus separated from the mash. This method was in general use until the 17th century. The city physician Hippolytus Guarinoni (1571-1654) from Tyrol railed against the process. The wine with low tannin content is also known as Höpfwein. This corresponds approximately to the wines Gleichgepresster (Austria), Süßdruck (Switzerland) and Weißherbst (Germany) and the Vin gris (France).

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