Supra-regional quality label for German wines whose quality is significantly above the minimum legal requirements. It can be applied for on a voluntary basis beyond the official test number and is awarded by DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft). The wine evaluation is carried out in the form of a neutral blind tasting by at least three experienced tasters who are very familiar with the respective German growing regions. The seal shows the Roman wine god Bacchus with a grape in his hand. In order to receive this award, which has been valid since 1984, the wines in question must achieve at least 2.5 points out of a maximum of 5 points (compared to the normal 1.5 points for quality wines). In addition, the wine company is inspected by experts.
If the result is positive, the wine seal is awarded in three colours. The yellow seal is awarded for dry wines (max. 9 g/l residual sugar), the green seal for semi-dry wines (max. 18 g/l) and the red seal for sweet wines (max. 20 g/l). Wines that meet the requirements of special regional quality programmes can be awarded the "German Wine Seal Selection" by the DLG. For wine for diabetics, information about the values of suitable wines was previously available on the back label. The legal basis for this was removed by an EU regulation from 1.7.2007 (the term "diabetic wine" may no longer be used).
Seal: German Wine Seal