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base wine

dominant grape variety / wine

Name (also basic variety, basic grape) for the determining variety or the wine with the main part in one Cuvée, In general, the proportion must be at least 50%, so that this variety gives the wine its character (but is not a wine law requirement). Where appropriate, there may be two or more basic varieties, if a larger number are allowed, which is often the case with wines from southern countries. An extreme case is the Châteauneuf-du-Pape with 13 possible varieties. See also below winemaking,

wine quality

The term is synonymous but for the simplest quality or lowest quality level of a winery or producers, but has none wine law Meaning. See also below quality system,

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