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Designation 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 (light red) to cherry (dark red). However, there are no standardised regulations or definitions for rosé wines worldwide. The OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) has no analysis standards that differentiate wines according to their colour. Although there is no precise definition of rosé wine, there are country-specific production methods (see below). As a rule, rosé wines are produced exclusively from red wine varieties and vinified like a white wine, i.e. without mash fermentation and with prolonged contact with the grape skins.

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