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German wine seal

About Regional quality mark for German wines, the quality of which is well above the legal minimum requirements. It can be done on a voluntary basis Official test number be requested and will be from DLG (German Agricultural Society). The wine review is in the form of a neutral blind tasting by at least three experienced tasters who are very familiar with the respective German growing regions. The seal shows the Roman wine god Bacchus with a grape in hand. In order to achieve this award, which has been valid since 1984, the corresponding wines must achieve a minimum of 2.5 points out of a maximum of 5 points (compared to normally 1.5 points for quality wines ). The wine business is also checked by experts.

If the result is positive, the wine seal is awarded in three colors. The yellow seal is for dry Wines (max. 9 g / l residual sugar ), the green seal for semi-dry Wines (max. 18 g / l) and the red seal for lovely Award wines (max. 20 g / l). Wines that meet the requirements of special territorial quality programs can be awarded the "German Wine Seal Selection" by the DLG. For diabetics wine previously there was information about the values of suitable wines on the back label. The legal basis was withdrawn by an EU regulation from 1.7.2007 (the term diabetic wine may no longer be used).

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