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The 2012 vintage is the first one to which the "European Implementing Regulation for Organic Wine Production" (203/2012), in short EU Organic Wine Regulation, applies. This so-called cellar directive determines how a wine has to be produced in order to be marketed as organic wine and to be allowed to bear the EU organic seal. Before, there were only legal regulations for organic viticulture, but not for wine production according to organic criteria. Wine from organic cultivation was only allowed to be marketed as "wine from organically produced grapes", the designation "bio wine" or "eco wine" was not allowed and did not even exist legally. What the cellar directive exactly says is summarized in our magazine article "Implementation of the EU organic wine regulation".

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