International Standard for the Labelling of Wines

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Medals and Distinctions

3.1.9              Medals and distinctions

The indication relating to medals or distinctions depends on whether:

  • they were attributed in a non-restricted competition, according to the standards concordant with the criteria defined by the OIV, and on a homogenous and defined quantity of wine having the entitlement to an appellation of origin or a geographical indication,
  • documentary proof exists,
  • the label shows the volume of the batch of wine, subject of the distinction, or an official control number.