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What to write on the labels

Label scheme of a PDO or PGI wine

  1. Name of the Denomination from which the wine originates
  2. Community expression (possible both in full and in acronym DOP); as an alternative or addition, it is also possible to indicate the traditional Italian mention DOC
  3. Grape harvest vintage
  4. Commercial brand of wine. It may also contain one of the terms "Villa" or "Rocca" if inserted in a pre-existing trademark registered before 4 May 2002 (the Trademark + mention may also be included in the name or company name of the bottler, but in this case the characters must be minimized)
  5. Name or Company name + Municipality and Member State of the person who ordered the bottling (third party bottling)
  6. Bottler for third parties (actual bottler) indicated by ICQRF Code followed by the abbreviation IT - Alternatively the Bottler for third parties can be indicated, if the location of the bottling. both physical and legal are located in different non-neighboring municipalities: Bottled on behalf of Azienda Agricola Franco Bianchi, Casalbordino, Italy in the Chieti plant
  7. Batch number of the wine
  8. Nominal volume of the container
  9. Actual alcoholic strength by volume
  10. Indication of Origin
  11. Allergen indication

Label scheme of a PDO wine (Docg and Doc) with mandatory and some optional among the most frequent indications

  1. Name of the Denomination from which the wine originates
  2. Traditional term (possible both in full and in the DOC acronym), which replaces the expression DOP
  3. Name of a smaller geographical unit (MGA): in this case the "Sub-area" "Terre di Casauria" or "Casauria", recognized within the wider production area of the MoA DOC
  4. Grape harvest vintage
  5. Traditional term, which must be specifically provided for by the relevant production specification
  6. Mention "Vigna" followed by the "toponym", that is the name of the place that is not geographic
  7. Name or company name of the bottler. You can use the terms "bottled in the production area" and "bottled at the origin by the farm" (provided that the bottling takes place on the manufacturer's farm), possibly supplemented by the words "fully produced"
  8. Municipality and Member State where the bottler has its head office
  9. Batch number of the wine
  10. Nominal volume of the container
  11. Actual alcoholic strength by volume
  12. Indication of Origin
  13. Allergen indication
  14. Container number, an indication possible without special requirements (but it must be demonstrable and its accuracy must be proven at the request of the control bodies)

Label scheme of a PGI wine (ex IGT)

  1. Name
  2. Term accompanying the Italian geographical unit (may also be in the acronym "IGT"), which replaces the expression PGI
  3. Name of two grape varieties: in this case the wine is 100% obtained from the two varieties. Aglianico is the prevailing variety
  4. Grape harvest year (optional)
  5. Community symbol that distinguishes the PGI, reported according to the provisions of Annex V of EC Reg. N. 1898/2006 modified by EC Reg. N. 628/08 (optional)
  6. Name or company name of the bottler. Under particular conditions, it is also possible to use terms such as "bottled by the winegrower" or "bottled at the origin" or "bottled by the farm", but in this case the wine in question must be bottled on the farm of the producer (admitted the principle prevalence)
  7. Municipality and Member State where the bottler has its head office
  8. Indication of Origin
  9. Lot number to which the wine belongs. Its indication is at the discretion of the bottler (in this case it indicates that the wine was bottled on the 119th day of 2013, i.e. on 29.04.2013)
  10. Nominal volume of the container
  11. Actual alcoholic strength by volume
  12. Allergen indication

Label scheme of a wine without PDO or PGI

  1. Product Category (also VARIETAL WINE)
  2. Name of the vine variety, also allowed for wines without PDO and PGI: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon (and their synonyms) are the only ones allowed for Italy, always on condition that at least the 85% comes from the indicated variety (100% if 2 or more are indicated) and that this can be demonstrated
  3. Grape harvest year (optional)
  4. Name or company name of the bottler
  5. Municipality and Member State where the bottler has its head office
  6. Nominal volume of the container
  7. Actual alcoholic strength by volume
  8. Indication of provenance (can be omitted if Wine or Varietal Wine is integrated with the term «d'Italia»)
  9. Allergen indication, which must be placed on any of the labels on the container or directly on the container of all wines with a sulphite content greater than 10 mg / l. There are no minimum characters and can only be written in Italian but, if the wine is sent to other EU countries, the language must be checked. Possibly also milk / egg derivatives
  10. Batch number of the wine ". Its indication is at the discretion of the bottler (in this case it indicates that the wine was bottled on the 79th day of 2012, that is 19.03.12)

Label scheme of a quality sparkling wine

  1. Category of the product from which the wine comes
  2. Grape harvest year (optional)
  3. Mention on the indication of the sugar content (compulsory). The term Brut indicates that the residual sugar content is less than 12 g / l
  4. Name or Company name of the producer (or seller). Alternatively: the producer (or processor or sparkling wine maker) can be indicated with the ICRF code, supplemented by the seller's name (Elaborated by 123 / CN / IT Sold by Massimo Mezzapelle, Petrosino, Italy). Only the seller can be indicated in place of the manufacturer's name, but in this case the headquarters of the manufacturer's factory must be reported (Massimo Mezzapelle, Petrosino, Italy. In the Cantine Europa factory)
  5. Municipality and Member State where the manufacturer has its head office
  6. Batch number of the wine
  7. Nominal volume of the container
  8. Actual alcoholic strength by volume
  9. Indication of Origin
  10. Allergen indication