International Standard for the Labelling of Wines

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Traditional terms of quality

3.1.8              Traditional terms of quality

The indication of terms relative to a superior quality of wine (Grand vin, cru, superior wine, classico, vino nobile, etc) must satisfy the following conditions:

  • the wine must have entitlement to an appellation of origin or geographical indication;
  • the terms must be attributed by an official organisation of the country of production and refer either to the classification of the viticultural land or to criteria relating to wine quality.
  • the labels must show the vintage.