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Old vines

As a rule, at least 25-year-old vines are considered "old". The age is often used by producers for advertising purposes to indicate a special quality. This is indicated on the label by designations such as "old vines" or French "vieilles vignes". Many French appellation regulations state that no vines under three years old may be used. Many major wineries in France only use vines with self-imposed minimum ages for Grand Vins. However, there is no generally valid minimum age, the term is used in different ways and also has no meaning in wine law. Sometimes it is also understood to mean ungrafted (ungrafted) vines.

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