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Italian name for origin; look there.

One of the most important criteria for a certain quality and distinctiveness of a wine is the controlled geographical origin of the grapes from which it was made. The "controlled" means that the corresponding wine law requirements are also regularly checked strictly. The main reason is protection against wine adulteration, Already in the antiquity there was occasionally the custom of naming the wines according to their origin. The area defined for 1716 is one of the oldest European designations of origin Chianti, as well as the limits defined for 1756 port wine, However, the big pioneer for a nationwide system was France, where after the end of the First World War an appeals system ( Appellation d'Origine Protégée ) was decided. It defined a locally defined and controlled origin and the production methods for agricultural products. Under Your Highness INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine) after the Second World War the rules for viticulture were perfected.

Origin as an important influencing factor for terroir

In France, the comprehensive term internalized by the producers is closely related to the appeals system terroir, This encompasses the complex influence of climate (Microclimate), soil type. varieties and art of the winemaker on the distinctive wine style of even the smallest area. The...

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