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COMPULSORY LABELLING 

  • A statement of provenance i.e. wine/country of origin.
  • Category of products: e.g. “Wine” for still wines. Not required for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)/ Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) label.
  • For PDO/PGI label: - either term PDO/PGI, or a protected name e.g. Madeira, Rioja, Sherry or a traditional expression.
  • The Bottler details or for ‘bag in box’ the filler/ packager details.
  • The nominal volume in litres, centilitres or millilitres e.g. 75cl.
  • Actual alcoholic strength shown as whole or half units (%).
  • An allergens statement.
  • A lot number.

VOLUNTARY LABELLING 

  • Must not confuse the customer as to the true provenance or quality of the product.
  • Vine Variety: may only appear on PDO/ PGI wine or a certified Varietal wine i.e. Cabernet Sauvignon. Where only one variety is shown the wine must contain at least 85% of the named variety.
  • Vintage: may only appear on a PDO/PGI wine or on certified Varietal Wines. The wine must contain at least 85% of the named vintage.
  • Residual sugar level: The terms include: dry, medium, medium sweet, sweet. These terms indicate a specified range of residual sugar in grams per litres. The corresponding term per sugar content is set out in Annex XIV of Regulation 607/2009.
  • Symbols cannot be used to replace compulsory information such as PDO/PGI statements or allergen warnings. However, a symbol authorised by the EC may be used in addition to the information.