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Meritage

Wine - protected term in California (merit = value) for cuvées to be a quality feature compared to the varietals To declare (varietal wines). The name was determined in a competition in 1988. The blending methods (blend of grape varieties) are based on Bordeaux, There is a “Red Meritage” that Bordeaux blend corresponds, and 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 term is used. A designation based on origin is Generic,

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