On Friday, the European Parliament and the EU Council agreed on new rules for viticulture. During the so-called "super trialogue" within the framework of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the participants agreed on changes to the Common Market Organisation (CMO). The current authorisation system for vine plantings with a limit of new plantings to a maximum of one percent will be extended until 2045. Two mid-term reviews are planned to evaluate the rules. In addition, there are to be uniform, specific rules for the labelling of nutritional and calorific values as well as the declaration of ingredients. Only the calorific value will be defined as mandatory information on the label. The indication of ingredients, on the other hand, should also be possible in digital form. In the new EU wine category "dealcoholised and partially dealcoholised wine products", the regulations for protected designations of origin will also apply to partial dealcoholisation.
DWV President Klaus Schneider and Secretary General Christian Schwörer have expressed their satisfaction with the results in a press release: "We welcome the political decisions of this super trialogue, especially the regulation on new planting rights meets the expectations of our wine producers", they write. With the reform, "important progress" would be initiated. Constructive discussions and some progress" had also been made on the other CAP regulations. Further negotiations between the institutions are scheduled for the second half of April. The Portuguese Council Presidency wants to conclude the negotiations in May or June.
(uka / Photo: German Wine Institute)