VOC Znojmo

Wine marking methods

The VOC Znojmo added a Roman wine-marking system to the current German system. Both methods now exist independently and bring more information to wine lovers when making decisions when buying wines.

A. German wine-marking system classifies wine quality according to the sugar content as follows

Table wines min. 11° NM
Moravian regional wines min. 14° NM
Quality wines (varietal and label wines) min. 15° NM
Predicate wines – cabinet min. 19° NM
Predicate wines – late gathered min. 21° NM
Predicate wines – selection from grapes min. 24° NM
Predicate wines – selection from berries min. 27° NM
Predicate wines – ice wine min. 27° NM
Predicate wines – straw wine min. 27° NM
Predicate wines – selection from botrytic berries min. 32° NM

B. Roman wine-marking – Appellation System

is a system that views wine quality according to the place of grape origin that gives wines a unique and unmistakable character. In the Czech Republic these wines are marked with “VOC” – wines of original certification. Wines also have to fulfil the strictly given and controlled criteria .

1

Wine-maker has to be a member of the VOC Znojmo, o.s.

2

Only varieties of Sauvignon, Rhine Riesling, Valtelina Green and their cuveés are allowed

3

Grapes have to come from registered vineyards

4

Grapes reach sugar content at least 19° NM

5

Yield must not exceed 2,5 kg per a bush

6

Grapes are picked manually only

7

Wine bottles can used only cork seals

8

“Barrique” methods are not allowed

9

Wine mustn’t be made by long-term maturation on yeast muck

10

Apple-milk fermentation is allowed

11

Residual sugar in wine is allowed up to 25 g/l

12

An alcohol content in wine is limited to maximum 13,9% of content

13

Wine must show typical receptive characteristics for the Znojmo wine-growing sub-region

The VOC marking brings clear information to customers. The most important mark that identifies every bottle is a strap around a bottle neck.

VOC Znojmo