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Term for a type of wine with a pale, light red colour. Depending on the intensity of contact with the berry skins, the colour can range from salmon-coloured (light red) to cherry-red (dark red). However, there are no uniform regulations or definition for rosé wines worldwide. The OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine), has no analytical standards that distinguish wines by colour. There is no precise definition of rosé wine, but there are country-specific production methods (see then below). As a rule, rosé wines are produced from exclusively red wine varieties and vinified like a white wine, i.e. without mash fermentation with prolonged berry skin contact.

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