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Meritage

Wine protected term in California (merit = value) for cuvées to be a quality feature over the varietals (Varietal wines) to declare. The name was determined in 1988 in a competition. The blend methods (grape variety) are based on Bordeaux, There is a "Red Meritage", which is the Bordeaux blend corresponds to a "White Meritage" ( Sémillon. Sauvignon Blanc and something Muscadelle ), as in Sauterne common. There is also a maximum production limit of 300,000 bottles per year, if this name is used. A origin-related designation is Generic,

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