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red

A common component in the name of red wine varieties in German-speaking countries such as Austria, Germany and Switzerland; for example Roter Veltliner, Roter Muskateller, Roter Riesling, Roter Traminer and Roter Trollinger. However, these are white wine varieties because the colouring substances (anthocyanins) are not strong enough to produce a red wine. They produce a light-coloured (white, yellow, greenish) or at most light-red white wine.

rote Rebsorten - Roter Veltliner, Roter Muskateller, Roter Riesling, Roter Traminer, Roter Trollinger

For a red wine, dark-coloured grapes in the colour range blue to black are required. These then produce red wines in a wide variety of hues. See also under colour, as well as blue, black and white.

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