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Old Saxon name for a wine made from red and white grapes. It is a mixed sentence by analogy, but this designation is reserved for Austria. The winery Richter Vincenz in Meißen (Saxony) had this designation protected as a brand name. In the meantime, however, it can be used freely (only) in the Saxony wine growing region. The Saxon pronunciation for "Schüler" is assumed to be the origin, because they could only afford this inexpensive wine as Zechwein in contrast to the predicate wines of the wealthy (the "gentlemen"). A second interpretation refers to the fact that the wine "shimmers" in the glass. The wine corresponds to the Rotling (Germany), the Schiller (Switzerland) and the Schillerwein (Württemberg) with regard to the joint processing of white and red grapes or their mash. In terms of wine law, it is not a rosé, as only red wine varieties are permitted under EU law.

Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures and cellar techniques, as well as the types of wine, sparkling wine and distillate regulated by wine law are included under the keyword vinification. Comprehensive information on wine law can be found under the keyword wine law.

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