True or False: Rasteau dry red wines must be at least 90% Grenache?

A. True

To be labeled as a Southern Rhone Cru Rasteau, a red wine must be vinified from at least 50 percent Grenache grapes. Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Carignan varieties are also permitted in the remaining fifty percent.

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