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Gran Reserva

See under Reserva.

Additional designation for "better or outstanding wine qualities" in Portugal and Spain with higher production specifications, reserved for the highest quality level (DO, DOC or DOCa).

Spain

Here, this refers to a wine with defined higher requirements in terms of vinification, alcohol content and ageing (length of ageing in barrel and bottle) than normal bottlings. The regulations mainly apply to red wines; for white and rosé wines, the...

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