Supplementary indication for Qualtätswein or Sekt g.U.
The term 'Reserve' may only be used for Qualitätswein (quality wine) with a minimum alcohol level of 13%. The application for a Federal Inspection Number may not be submitted before 15 March following the harvest for white Reserve wines and 1 November in the year following the harvest for red Reserve wines. In the case of certain regionally typical DAC wines, the application date can often be later.
Sekt with protected designation of origin (Sekt g.U.) and Qualitätsschaumwein (quality sparkling wine) with protected designation of origin (Qualitätsschaumwein g.U.) may only be marketed in conjunction with the terms ‘Klassik’, ‘Reserve’ and ‘Grosse Reserve’, and in compliance with established criteria.