Flashcards in adv spain laws - WSET advanced spain wine laws Deck (10):
Name the current hierarchy in decreasing order
DOC or DOCa, DO Pago, Do, VdlT, Vino de Mesa
Explain DOC or DOCa
Denominación de Origen Calificada. At the present there are two : Rioja and Priorat.
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.
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.
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
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.
Explain Vino Joven
May or may not have spent time in cask, bottled year after vintage, for immediate release.
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.
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.