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A classification into different quality classes for wine already existed in antiquity; one of the best in quality was the famous Falernian. This refers on the one hand to the product (wine), but also to the wine-growing regions and the producers. It was recognised very early on that, in addition to the work of the winemaker, the soil and the environmental conditions also have a great influence on the quality of the wine. In France in particular, terroir or origin has always been given high priority and defined in the Appellation d'Origine Protégée system of origin. The French classification systems are related to this; see Bordeaux classification and Burgundy classification.

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