French name (white from black) for a wine made from dark ( blue to black) red wine grapes in a similar way to a White wine was pressed. This is with champagne mandatory to get out of the red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to be able to produce a white wine (there is no red champagne). If the result is not entirely white, this is called taché. To get out of dark grapes Being able to make a light wine is a gentle one Press required so that not too many dyes from the skins get into the must. The must is separated from the skins as quickly as possible and only then fermented to the end.
For so-called white pressing, only such are red wines suitable for pressing a white one 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 berries and hardly in the flesh. In the Red wine production usually takes place maceration where the grape Fermented together with the bowls for a long time and thus the dyes from the berry bowls extracted become. The wines produced "Blanc de noirs" can show a reddish shimmer and then come in a color rosé wine quite close. There are different names for such “white or lightly pressed” wines in the individual wine-growing countries. these are Blush (UNITED STATES), Cerasuolo (Italy), Pressed DC or white pressed (Austria), Süßdruck (Switzerland), Weißherbst (Germany) and Vin gris (France).
The name "Blanc de noirs" is in Germany and Austria not defined in wine law. In Germany, this can be used as a supplementary (tolerated) designation for white autumn. For a white wine made from white wine grapes, there is the name used mainly in France Blanc de blancs, Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures or cellar techniques, as well as the various types of wine, sparkling wine and distillate regulated by wine law are under the keyword winemaking contain. There is extensive wine law information under the keyword wine law,