The kissing cousin of blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs ("white of blacks") is a French term for white wine made entirely from black grapes. The phrase was originally used in Champagne (the region) to denote a Champagne (the bubbly) made from "black" Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier, grapes, as opposed to "white" Chardonnay grapes. The clear juice from the Pinot grapes is quickly removed from the skins as they're pressed to prevent the reddish pigment from coloring the wine. Blush wine is also made this way, and many California blush wines are marketed with the far more lofty title blanc de noirs.