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country wine

Indizacione geografica tipica (I)
Vin de pays (F)
Vino de la tierra (ES)
Vinho regional (PO)

Name for a wine of the second quality level after the first level quality wine. Due to the EU wine market regulations valid from August 2009, the country wine now corresponds to the category "PGI wine" (wine with a protected geographical indication) after the first category "PDO wine" (wine with a protected designation of origin = quality wine). These new names have been banned in Austria to avoid confusing consumers. Use in Germany was prohibited until the end of 2011. The old terms country wine, quality wine and Prädikatswein have been preserved as "traditional information" in both countries and remain valid. See in detail under quality system,

Quality system wine, wine PGI and wine PDO

Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures or cellar techniques, as well as the various types of wine, sparkling wine and distillate regulated by wine law are under the keyword winemaking contain. There is extensive wine law information under the keyword wine law,

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