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Blanc de noirs

Blanc de noirs French term (white from black) for a wine made of dark ( blue to black) red wine grapes in a similar way as one White wine was pressed. This is the case champagne obligatory to get out of the red wine grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to produce a white wine (there is no red champagne). If the result is not quite white, it is called Taché. To get out of dark grapes Being able to make a light wine is a gentle one Press necessary so that not too many dyes from the shells get into the must. The must is separated from the skins as quickly as possible and then fermented to the end.

For a so-called Weißkelterung are only such red wines suitable when pressing a white grape submit. These may well be those that have a red pulp, but a light berry juice. These are for example Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir) Pinot Meunier (Black Riesling) and Blue Portuguese, The red dye is in the form of anthocyanins especially in the berry skins and hardly present in the pulp. In the Red wine production usually takes one maceration where the grape fermented together with the peel for a long time and thus the dyes from the skin extracted become. The "Blanc de noirs" produced wines can show a reddish glow and then come in color one Rose wine pretty close. In the individual wine-growing countries, there are different names for such "white or bright-pressed" wines. these are Blush (USA), Cerasuolo (Italy), Pressed DC or Weißgepresster (Austria), Süßdruck (Switzerland), Weißherbst (Germany) and Vin gris (France).

The name "Blanc de noirs" is in Germany and Austria not defined by wine law. In Germany, this can be used as a supplementary (tolerated) designation in the fall of white. For a white wine made from white wine grapes, there is the name used mainly in France Blanc de blancs, Complete listings of the numerous vinification measures and cellar techniques, as well as the various wine-regulated wine, sparkling wine and distillate types are under the keyword winemaking contain. Comprehensive information on wine law is available under the keyword wine law,

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