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Name the current hierarchy in decreasing order

DOC or DOCa, DO Pago, Do, VdlT, Vino de Mesa

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Explain DOC or DOCa

Denominación de Origen Calificada. At the present there are two : Rioja and Priorat.

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Explain DO

Denominación de Origen Like French AOCwines, now 60. should be wines of mininum quality, specifications covering grape, varieties and location, in a style of more than local interest.

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Explain DO Pago

Denominación de Origen - Pago new category, applies to outstanding single estates, in places outside DO system, that use only their own grapes.

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Explain VdlT

Vino de la Tierra, equivalent of French Vin de Pays, exist 40, only 2 significant : Vino de la Tierra de Castilla and Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León

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What is the Consejo Regulador

A controlling body, issues the back-labels for every bottle of DO and DOC. Guaranteeing the classification of the wine, region of origin, how long the wine has been aged may be noted.

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Explain Vino Joven

May or may not have spent time in cask, bottled year after vintage, for immediate release.

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Explain Crianza

red : at least two years old, and aged min. 6 months in small oak casks. White and rosé must be at least one year old.

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Explain Reserva

Wines from selected vats of better vintages. reds : at least 3 years old, and aged min. 1 year in small oak casks. White and rosé must be at least two years old of which min 6 months in cask.

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Explain Gran Reserva

Produced only in exceptional vintages red : at least 5 years old, and aged 2 years in small oak casks. White and rosé must be at least 4 years old of which min 6 months in oak. White and rosé Reserva and Gran Reserva are very rare