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Popular, but imprecise name for a wine of outstanding quality. It has no legal meaning and there are no general criteria regarding ancestry, Wine type or winemaking, One common feature is that such wines were initially produced contrary to existing regulations (grape varieties, winemaking methods, etc.) and were therefore outclassed (eg. country wine ). They are often produced in small numbers with elaborate methods and are very expensive. A term with similar meaning is Garage wine (Boutique wine). Examples without any claim to completeness are:

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