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A wine is well-structured when it has a good constitution, with richness and tannins, in contrast to a watery, or thin wine. A well-structured wine usually has good bottle ageing potential.
Place where the wine is stored and matured during the ageing process (in tank or barrel), away from other buildings.
Wine with good ageing capacity
Describes a wine with the potential to be aged in bottle in order enrich its bouquet and its complexity. Many Bordeaux wines have a long ageing capacity owing to the fine quality and complexity of their components (acids, tannins, color, aromas).
Wine without IG
(previously Vins de Table) This category of wines with protected origin but no geographical indication was created by the OCM (Organisation Commune du Marché vitivinicole) in 2009. Blends between different producing regions are possible. The label must include the name of the Country "Vin de France" and may also feature the grape variety and vintage to improve its communication with the consumer.