Spanish term (wire fence) for the netting with which wine bottles are wrapped in Spain, especially from the Rioja area, but also, for example, in the Cariñena area (picture). The mostly gold-coloured net was introduced during the great Rioja boom. It was intended to make it more difficult for wine counterfeiters to exchange the bottle contents for cheap wine and thus became a sign of quality. Today, this is only common for exports to Scandinavia, where this form still enjoys great popularity. See also under agraffe and bottles.