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Denomination or abbreviation for "quality wine of certain regions (growing areas)". It is the EU-conform designation for origin controlled quality wine or. PDO, but rarely in this form labels appearing. The abbreviation is identical in three languages, only in Spain is "C" instead of "Q":

  • Germany : Quality wines produced in specified regions; see below QbA
  • France : Vin de Qualité Produit dans une Région Déterminée (VQPRD)
  • Italy : Vino di Qualità Prodotto in a Regione Delimitata (VQPRD)
  • Portugal : Vinho de Qualidade Produzido em Região Determinada (VQPRD)
  • Spain : Vino de Calidad Producido a un Región Determinada (VCPRD)

The EU Wine Market Regulations, which became effective in 2009, brought about major changes in the quality levels and designations. See detailed below quality system as well as at the wine-producing countries,

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