white wine



  • noun wine made without leaving the grape skins in the fermenting mixture, making the wine pale yellow or green instead of deep red


  • wine that is made from a light-skinned (pale yellow or green) grape or from a dark-skinned (red or black) grape in which the pressed grape juice is immediately separated from the coloured skins. When making red wine, the skins would normally be left in contact with the grape juice while it fermented, allowing the colour from the skins to transfer to the wine.