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White wine

Wine made from white (light-coloured) grape varieties, whereby the berry colour can vary greatly from white to yellow, green, brownish to red. White wines are produced in much larger quantities (compared to red wine), especially in cooler wine-growing regions. The production process differs significantly from the more complex red wine production.

weiß - Weißweintrauben

In contrast to red wine, the grapes are pressed immediately after destemming and crushing. Most of the must is fermented without stems and berry skins (see also destemming); exceptions are natural wines. A special white wine is made from dark, i.e. red wine grapes; this technique is called blanc de noirs (white from black) or white pressing. An example of an elaborate white wine production process can be found under Château d'Yquem.

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