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Rioja was the first Designation of Origin in Spain to earn Calificada status. This was in 1991.
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The Control Board set out, in its day, the obligation to report losses in the Wine Movement Records (Official Circular no. 3/78); but, it did not indicate any percentage, which has given rise to major disparities of criteria when it comes to discounting losses, lees, suspended solids, downgraded wines, etc.
Considering the specificity of the ageing system in barrels that necessarily produce losses in wine stocks which are independent of lees or by-products.
Considering also the existence of by-products and wines that have been downgraded for various reasons, particularly due to allowable grape-to-wine ratios, excess grape production and the process of classifying the wines.
The Control Board Plenary, at a meeting held on the 3rd current with the aim of regulating these issues in the future, made the following decisions:
Logroño, 8 May 1991
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