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gris

French term for gray, drunk or cloudy, In winegrowing this is used to refer to a color of grape berries, but this does not mean the classic “gray”. Rather, it is a reddish to gray tone like the Pinot gris (Picture below), which also affects the somewhat cloudy (unclear) colour refers. A German name is "wine gray". Light red pressed Rosé are considered in France Vin gris, almost white pressed as Gris de gris designated. Gris is also a common ingredient in grape variety names.

Pinot Gris grape
Von Rosenzweig - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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