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Premium (quality class)

Designation permitted in Austria for a quality wine with a vintage (this is not permitted for Prädikat wine types ). The alcohol content must be at least 13% vol. The wine must have been produced from recommended grape varieties with the best recognisable characteristics in terms of varietal character and origin. In the case of white wine, the submission for obtaining the state inspection number may not take place before 15 March, in the case of red wine not before 1 November of the year following the harvest. These provisions also apply to reserve and selection wines. The colloquial term premium wine (top wines from one producer) has no meaning under wine law.

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