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Formerly the usual term for a wine that was not allowed to be enriched with sugar (in order to increase the alcohol content). The adjective naturrein was abolished with the German Wine Act in 1971. At the same time, the "Verband deutscher Naturweinversteigerer" (Association of German Natural Wine Auctioneers) became the successor organisation VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) in 1972. In Germany, Austria and other countries, the terms "Natur", "echt", "rein" and "Gesundheitswein", as well as combinations of these words, are not permitted.

Labelling regulations

In wine labelling law, it is assumed that wine is fundamentally a natural product and that additional designations such as "natural" and similar terms are therefore misleading and confusing. In some cases, wines that have been vinified without the use of special cellar techniques and/or agents are labelled as "natural wines". However, this has no meaning under wine law and is prohibited on the label and in advertising.

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