Wine glossary

wine label
Definition:description on the bottle

The wine label is the producer‘s business card. The following terms must be legally visible on Austrian Quality Wine: Producer/Bottler/Distributor, Origin (wine-growing region), Austria (or Österreich), Quality level (e.g. Qualitätswein), State control number, alcohol level, residual sugar classification (e.g. dry (trocken), medium dry (halbtrocken), medium sweet (lieblich), sweet (süß)), the volume of the bottle, along with the term ‘contains sulfites‘ (enthält Sulfite). Quality wine additionally has the highly visible red-white-red banderole control slip on the capsule or screwcap closure.