Vino de la Tierra

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Location of Vinos de la Tierra
Label on Vino de la Tierra wine

Vino de la Tierra is a quality of Spanish wine that designates the rung below the mainstream quality wine indication of Denominación de Origen (DO). It is the equivalent of the French vin de pays. It covers not only still wine but also sparkling wine and fortified wine.

It represents a higher quality than table wine. The labels of Vino de la Tierra wines are allowed to state the year of vintage and the grape varieties used in production.

In 2008 there were 43 registered Vino de la Tierra wines in Spain.

Similar wine classifications in Europe[edit]

Levels corresponding to Vino de la Tierra in other countries are:

  • Indicazione geografica tipica for equivalent quality wines from Italy.
  • Landwein for equivalent quality wines from Germany, Austria and South Tyrol.
  • Landwijn for equivalent quality wines from Netherlands.
  • Regional wine for equivalent quality wines from the United Kingdom.
  • Vin de pays for equivalent quality wines from France, Luxembourg and Val d'Aosta.
  • Vinho regional for equivalent quality wines from Portugal.
  • Vi de la terra for equivalent quality wines from Catalan-speaking regions in Spain.
  • ονομασία κατά παράδοση (traditional name) or τοπικός οίνος (regional wine) for equivalent quality wines from Greece.