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authorized grape varieties

According to EU Regulation Member States must classify the wine grape varieties planted on their territory for the purpose of wine production or refined may be. These must be of the European species Vitis vinifera belong to or from a cross of this species with other species of the genus Vitis (e.g. the Asian Vitis amurensis or the American Vitis labrusca ) come. However, six grape varieties are prohibited, although they meet these conditions. These are Clinton. Herbemont. Isabella. Jacquez. Noah and Othello, Why exactly these six has historical reasons that no one knows or can explain officially today (one of the secrets of EU law). It is true american hybrids, but there are also a myriad of others that are allowed for cultivation. If varieties are deleted from the classification, the areas in question are closed within 15 years of their deletion clear (Except for areas for in-house use of the winemaker).

Cabernet Sauvignon, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Noir, Riesling

However, this classification only applies to cultivation and does not automatically mean that these varieties can also be used for all wine quality classes. If the above conditions are met, the decision-making authority rests with the responsible committees wine producing countries, They independently determine which varieties can be used for which quality...

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