What are the requirements to be “Pago”?
EU quality policies aim to protect the names of specific products to promote their unique characteristics, linked to their geographical origin as well as the traditional know-how.
✔Wineries must have their own landscape, with its own cultural, environmental, climatic and geographical characteristics, different from the surrounding environment, which in turn will provide a special quality.
✔100% of grapes come from that unique area, which go through strict quality controls. Wine made with grapes from other areas are not allowed.
✔All the stages of the production, making and bottling must be done internally within the estate and by the owners.
✔The quality system must be implemented and adhered to, so that the entire process is reviewed, from the vineyards to the sale made by the final customer.
✔The winery must have belonged previously to a Denomination Of Origin, maintaining that reputation for 10 years.