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VDQS

Abbreviation (also AOVDQS) for the quality designation "(Appellation d'Origine) Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure" formerly used in France, which was created in 1949 as a preliminary stage for the highest quality level AOC (now AOP). It was only permitted until the end of 2012 with the EU wine market regulation valid from 2009. For the high classification, the conditions had to be prepared according to AOP standards and the connection to the terroir had to be proven. Otherwise, the classification was reverted to IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée). See also under Appellation d'Origine Protégée and Quality System.

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