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Rosé

Denotes a type of wine with a pale, light red colour. The colour can range from salmon (light red) to cherry red (dark), depending on the intensity of contact with the skins of the grapes. According to EU regulations, the designation rosé is reserved for wines made exclusively from red wine grapes. A blend or cuvée of different red wine varieties is permitted. The countries themselves determine which are considered red wine varieties or quality wine grape varieties, and if necessary also the colour and alcohol content. A rosé is only permitted for country wines and quality wines with indication of grape variety and vintage. However, there are also some white wine varieties with red berry skins such as Red Muscat Blanc, Gewürztraminer (Red Traminer) or Pinot Gris, as well as Cereza and other Criolla varieties in South America, which produce a more or less reddish wine. However, wines made from such white wine varieties are not considered rosé in the EU.

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