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The Law of the Vine and Wine of Castilla-La Mancha will enter into force in 20 days

After its publication on Thursday in the Official Journal of the region and that was approved with the vote in favor of the absolute majority of the PSOE, and the abstention of PP and Cs.


The Official Gazette of Castilla-La Mancha publishes this Thursday, August 11, the Law of the Vine and Wine, which was approved on 28 July in the regional parliament with the vote in favor of the absolute majority of the PSOE, and the abstention of PP and Cs.

In its defense, the regional government argues that this regulation comes justified by the importance of the wine sector in Castilla-La Mancha, the most significant in the agri-food sector due to its social, economic, environmental, The European Community’s Gross Domestic Product.

The Strategic Plan of the wine sector of Castilla-La Mancha of February 2019, analyzed the situation of the regional sector and proposed a roadmap to guarantee its future in the medium and long term, including the creation of this regulation, which according to the regional executive, is «result of work of the sector and with the academy of Castilla-La Mancha, with our public university».

In the new regulation, articulated in 60 articles, new mentions are included in the labelling, different from those that have been held so far, as toponyms of greater or lesser scope than the geographical indication where the winery is located. In particular, the new concept of ‘estate wine’ is included for the first time in Spain in a regulation, which will allow the wine to be elaborated for the first time with vines from a winery within the same designation of origin, including this concept and that of the OJ on labelling.

Similarly, this law reflects the authorization of new vine varieties in Castilla-La Mancha; includes oenological practices that were not regulated until now or the creation of an interprofessional regional wine at the request of the sector itself.

The Spanish-Manchego text is committed to digitization and for the first time in this same campaign there will be digitization in the cellar books, something that will be increasing, within the work in this line driven by the Government hand in hand with the regional University to reach the entire sector the application of Blockchain technology to identify products from consumption to origin with a QR code.




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