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Common name in Switzerland for a wine with a pale to light red colour, which is pressed from red and white grapes mixed before pressing. The name is derived from the salmon red "iridescent" colour of the wines. In the canton of Graubünden, the proportion of red grapes must outweigh that of white. In the canton of Valais, on the other hand, 85% Fendant(Chasselas) with 15% Pinot Noir are vinified to make Schiller. Other wines with similar regulations in Germany are Badisch Rotgold (Baden), Schieler (Saxony) and Schillerwein (Württemberg), which belong to the Rotling group. However, they are all not allowed to be called Rosé. Schillertraube, on the other hand, is a synonym for the autochthonous grape variety Blauer Wildbacher, from which the rosé wine Schilcher is made in the Austrian province of Styria.

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