Allez le bleu! France becomes a land of red, white and now blue wine

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Allez le bleu! France becomes a land of red, white and now blue wine

France has just become a country of red, white and now blue wine with the launch of a completely natural, turquoise-coloured variety of its favourite tipple.

Blue Nun may be a total no-no in the land of Chateau Lafite but a wine sold "in the colours of the sea" is now on sale in Sète, a port city in the South of France.

The 100 per cent natural wine begins life as a traditional white but gets its blue tinge after being passed through a pulp of red grape skin thanks to the natural pigment anthocyanin.

It required stiff resolve, however, for blue wine to gain a foothold in famously traditional France, where wine is viewed as a cultural heritage and which resisted the lure of arriviste rosé for more than a century.

Gallic entrepreneur René Le Bail had to shift production to more laisser-faire Spain after his fellow countrymen refused to make his wine .

Source: Google News France | Netizen 24 France

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