Abbreviation of "Denominación de Origen", the former name in Spain for quality wine produced in specified regions. A higher level is DOCa (Denominación de Origen Calificada). They were replaced by DOP with the EU wine market regulation valid from August 2009. However, the old, traditional designations are still additionally permitted. See also under quality system.
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