Organic Wine (EU certification)
A wine can be defined “Organic” when it is produced according to the Regulation of the European Commission (EC) no. 203/2012, that is:(in the vineyard) produced from “organic” grapes;(in the cellar) produced using only products and processes authorized by the Regulation (EC) No 203/2012. Until 2012, there were no EU rules or definition of “organic wine”. Only grapes could be certified organic and only the mention “wine made from organic grapes” was allowed. In February 2012, new EU rules have been agreed. The new regulation has identified oenological techniques and substances to be authorized for organic wine, including a maximum sulphite content (set at 100 mg per liter for red wine and 150 mg/L for white/rosé).
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