Protected Geographical Indication
Recognition: It recognized the IGP - Azores for wines of white and red qaulidade, meeting the production requirements laid down in the ordinance 42/2003 of 22 May. Alternatively, those wines may use the "Azores Regional Wine" mention.
Area: It covers the nine islands that make up the Azores.
minimum alcoholic strength by volume natural: 10% vol.
Paints: Agriculture, Aragonese (Tinta Roriz), Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Castelao (Periquita), Complex, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Rufete, Saborinho, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Vinhão.
White: Arinto (Pedernã), Bical, Chardonnay, Fernão Pires, Galician Gold, Generosa, Gouveio, Malvasia, Malavasia-Fina, Moscatel Graúdo, Riesling, Rio Grande, New Seara, Sercial, Talia, Terrantez, Verdelho, Viosinho, Gewurtraminer.
: It is recognized as Geographical Indication (GI), the name "Azores", which can be used for identification of sparkling wine, rose wine or rosé, fortified wine, brandy wine and grape marc and wine vinegar satisfying the conditions production laid down by decree. Alternatively wines may use the designation "Vinho Regional Azores."Area
: It covers the nine islands that make up the Azores.Varieties
: Arinto, the Azores Arinto, Alvarinho, Bical, Chardonnay, Fernão Pires, Galician Gold, Generosa, Gouveio, Loureiro, Malvasia, Malvasia Fina, Moscatel Galego Branco, Muscat Graúdo, Riesling, Rio Grande, Sauvignon, Seara Nova, Sercial, Syria, Talia, Terrantez Peak, Verdelho, Viosinho, Vital,Paints
: Agriculture, Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Castelao.Winemaking, preparation and distillation of wine products
:Musts intended for wines with a GI must have a minimum natural alcoholic strength by volume of
- Rosé wine or rosé - 10% vol .;
- Wine basis for sparkling - 9% vol .;
- Liqueur wine - 10% vol ..
The rosé wines may be sold only after a four-month internship and liqueur wines after a minimum of stage eight months.
The sparkling wine must be based wine a wine able to be recognized as IG 2Açores "in all its features, except for the natural alcoholic strength by volume minimum, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article, with the technological method used for their preparation is the classic bottle fermentation, observing the provisions of law.
The liqueur wines entitled to IG "Azores" should be made from grape must that meets the conditions to be able to give wines entitled to IG "Azores" at the beginning of fermentation, which can be added to neutral wine alcohol or distillate wine, since the features are respected in legislation.
Grape marc spirit and wine spirit entitled to IG 'Azores' must derive respectively from wine grapes and wines entitled to the IG "Azores", distilled in the region, and the deadline for their distillation established by regulation internal CVRAçores.
The wine vinegar entitled to IG should be obtained by the biological process of acetic fermentation from wines entitled to the IG "Azores" and other applicable legislation.Product characteristics
:The wines with the IG must present the general characteristics defined in the legislation and have an actual alcoholic strength minimum of
- Rosé wine or rosé - 11% vol .;
- Sparkling Wine - 10,5% vol .;
- Liqueur wine - 16% vol.
From the organoleptic point of view, to ensure their quality, the wines must meet the appropriate requirements for color, clarity, aroma and flavor characteristic of the predominant varieties and meet the soil and weather conditions of the production area.
Grape marc spirit and wine spirit entitled to IG 'Azores' must comply with the characteristics and practices authorized in force, the minimum aging period and other complementary aspects defined in Rules of CVR Azores.
Grape marc spirit entitled to IG must have an alcohol content less than 40% vol ..
The realization of physicochemical analysis is rule and discipline to be observed for the adoption of wine and wine products entitled to GI "Azores", can the organoleptic assessment be performed by the certifying authority whenever the latter deems appropriate in order to maintain the required quality standards.