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Abbreviation (also AOVDQS) for the earlier in France Quality label used "Appellation d'Origine Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure", which was created in 1949 as a precursor to the highest quality level AOC (now AOP). It was only permitted until the end of 2012 with the EU Wine Market Regulation valid from 2009. For the high classification too AOP the manufacturing conditions must be prepared according to AOP standards and the reference to the terroir be detected. Otherwise it will open IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) back classified. See also a comprehensive description of the topic below quality system,

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