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An additive used in many countries worldwide term used to refer to this higher quality wines. The terms, however, have in different countries with different meanings in some cases quite different requirements. Wine is clearly regulated by law reserve in Italy, as well as Reserve Spain and Portugal. The Reserve France has no legal significance wine. In Anglo-Saxon world, the term is used in combination with other words very often. These include, for example, Estate Reserve, Private Reserve, Reserve Selection, Proprietor's Reserve and Vintner's Reserve.
In Austria and private .
In Germany the name was banned for a long time to reduce the risk of confusion with foreign products, and thereby avoid misleading the consumer. The Higher Administrative Court of Rhineland-Palatinate has upheld a ruling issued in early November 2008 an action by a Palatine winemaker. After that German wines may in future be known as Reserve / Grande Reserve or Private Reserve, where a special quality is given. Thus, the winery won after a protracted legal dispute that had led him to the Federal Administrative Court and even the European Court in Luxembourg. However, as the special quality is defined, but is still not clear completely clear. (Status end of 2008). But skeptics think that the term is not found widespread use because it lacks in Germany history and background. Also be with Classic and Selection only two relatively recently introduced terms established for superior quality.