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Vin gris

French term for a pale red wine produced from red wine grapes (dark grapes) that is similar to a rosé. This literally means "grey wine", although this is not necessarily to be understood in terms of colour. It does not undergo mash fermentation, but is actually pressed like a white wine. If necessary, the must is only left on the skins for a short time and is then drawn off. In Champagne, this process is known as blanc de noirs. The wine is a French speciality in Lorraine (Côtes de Toul) and in the wines of the regional IGP Val de Loire. This style of wine is also popular in Morocco, where it is mostly made from Cinsaut, Grenache Noir (Garnacha Tinta) and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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