Common name in Germany for a wine of pale to light red colour. According to German wine law, these include the wines Badisch Rotgold (Baden), Schieler (Saxony) and Schillerwein (Württemberg). According to EU law, these are name-protected, traditional terms. These wines correspond to a quality wine (PDO). The designation may also be used for a quality sparkling wine or quality semi-sparkling wine with added carbon dioxide if these products are made from grapes grown in specific regions. A Rotling must be produced from a mixture of grapes or mash from varieties of the cultivation areas concerned. It is therefore, mutatis mutandis, a mixed set; however, this designation is reserved for Austria. According to German wine law, however, these wines may not be called Rosé. However, the name Rotling is also used in other wine-growing regions.
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