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Term for a type of wine with a pale, light red colour. The colour can range from salmon-coloured (light red) to cherry-red (dark) depending on the intensity of contact with the berry skins. According to EU regulations, the designation rosé is reserved for wines that have been pressed exclusively from red wine grapes. A blend or cuvée of different red wine varieties is permitted. The countries themselves specify which red wine varieties or quality wine grape varieties are to be considered, and if necessary also the colour and alcohol content. 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 Roter Muskateller (variety Muscat Blanc), Gewürztraminer (Roter Traminer) or Pinot Gris, as well as in South America Cereza and other Criolla varieties, 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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