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unmixed

varietal (ES)
mono-cépage (F)
pure varietal (GB)
in purezza (I)

Description (also varietal) for a wine that is 100% of a single vine was pressed. Are other grape varieties (if only slightly) involved, one can not speak of "sorted pure", although in a clearly dominant grape colloquially also the term is used sort of pure. However, the term is not regulated by wine law. Within the EU, however, there is a wine law regulation for the naming of grape varieties on the label, If a single grape variety is specified, its share must amount to at least 85% (in the USA or Australia, for example, only 75%). The remaining 15% can be supplemented by other varieties, but do not appear on the label.

Pure wines play mainly in German-speaking countries Germany. Austria. South-Tirol and the Switzerland as well as in the former Eastern Bloc countries a traditionally large role. In contrast, in southern countries mainly blends are part of the wine culture, where instead of the grape variety much more the ancestry stands in the foreground. Especially France has a great tradition here, exceptions are the regions Burgundy. Alsace and partly Loire (see also under Romanesque wine law ).

Wines from (mainly) one grape variety are also called grape wine, Vin de cépage (France) or Varietal Wine (USA, Australia). An artful blend of wines from several different grape varieties is called Cuvée, a wine made from several common fermented grape varieties (which are usually together in a vineyard), however, is one Mixed set,

Complete listings of the numerous vinification measures and cellar techniques, as well as the 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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