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1
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Spanish laws are known as?

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Denominación de Origen

2
Q

Spanish body of government encharged of wine regulations?

A

Consejos Reguladores

3
Q

Denominación de Origen regulations were finally approved in….?

A

1970

4
Q

Vino de mesa

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“table wine”

5
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Vino de la Tierra (VdlT)

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  • “country wine”
  • The lowest level of quality wine
  • Vino de la Tierra (VdlT), falls within the EU’s Protected Geographical Indication (IGP) scheme.
6
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Vino de Calidad con Indicación Geográfica (VCIG)

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  • once considered a steppingstone to DO
  • also considered DOP in the new European appellation scheme
  • Prior to EU reforms, the VdlT category was used for table wines with geographical designations and this category was considered a basic quality wine with geographical designation.
7
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Denominación de Origen (DO)

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  • stricter and higher quality classification

- wines produced in important appellations

8
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Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa)

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  • strictest and top quality classification
  • only select appellations
  • DOs may apply for DOCa status after a period of 10 years in existence.
9
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DO Pago (Vinos de Pago)

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  • single-estate appellations.
  • Estates may apply for a VP after 10 years of production.
  • Wines must be estate-bottled.
  • since 2003 DO and DOCa may earn VP designation, supposed to be awarded only to single-estate wines that have a top-quality reputation.
10
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Age Category: Crianza

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-Red:
2 years (including 6 months in cask)	
-White/Rosado:
18 months (including 6 months in cask)
11
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Age Category: Reserva

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-Red:
3 years (including 1 year in cask)	
-White/Rosado:
2 years (including 6 months in cask)
12
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Age Category: Gran Reserva

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-Red:
5 years (including 18 months in cask)	
-White/Rosado
4 years (including 6 months in cask)
13
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Joven

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-A wine released young, usually with no oak aging