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The DO area for red, rosé, white and sparkling wines in the Spanish region of Andalusia covers almost the entire province of Granada with 168 municipalities. It was classified as VCIG in 2009, which is a special intermediate stage between country wine and quality wine that is only valid in Spain, but is considered a quality wine according to EU law. Then in 2015, Granada was up-classified as a DO area. It overlaps with the three areas Laderas del Genil (until 2009 Granada Sur-Oeste), Altiplano de Sierra Nevada (until 2009 Norte de Granada) and Cumbres del Guadalfeo (until 2009 Contraviesa-Alpujarra). The Cumbres del Guadalfeo part is now a sub-region in the Granada DO area called Contraviesa-Alpujarra. However, the three renamed land wine areas still exist, so wines that do not meet the high requirements for DO Granada can be marketed under the three less strict land wine regulations.

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