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Romanesque wine law

Colloquial name for the custom first introduced in the Romance countries, to distinguish wines in two quality classes, namely qualitatively better with and qualitatively less without naming the geographically clearly defined origin. With the origin were also certain guidelines regarding certain varieties and winemaking connected. In contrast, it is spoken of the "Germanic wine law", in which not the origin, but the denomination is in the foreground. As a mother of all provenance systems, this applies in France introduced after the First World War (1914-1918) Appellation d'Origine Protégée, First origin-oriented determinations existed however already before for certain wines in Italy (Chianti) Portugal (Port) and Spain (Rioja). See also below origin. quality system and wine law,

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