The wine industry triumphs in CAP reform

Wednesday June 16 2021 by Vitisphere

 “We have succeeded in reintroducing the possibility of adding sustainability restrictions to production specifications, on a voluntary basis”, said a delighted Irène Torellet. “We have succeeded in reintroducing the possibility of adding sustainability restrictions to production specifications, on a voluntary basis”, said a delighted Irène Torellet. - Photo credit : Irène Tolleret

The wine industry has emerged victorious from the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)”, said delighted Languedoc MEP Irène Tolleret in her introduction at the Vinséo AGM on 10 June. “The CMO section was approved yesterday and France has achieved absolutely everything it wanted”. The news will certainly be welcomed by winegrowers in the wake of the pandemic, American sanctions and recent frost damage to vineyards. Tolleret was referring to the extension of planting authorisations until 2045 with an annual maximum threshold of 1% growth, and two reviews in 2028 and 2040, to allow wine regions to adapt to changes in weather patterns.

We succeeded in securing the possibility of regionalising criteria for planting authorisations, which is a very good thing in that it allows the industry to cope with land and property speculation”, added the co-chair of the parliamentary wine intergroup.

Nutritional labelling can be limited to the energy value, expressed with the ‘E’ symbol, and the list of ingredients can be dematerialised using a QR Code. Partial dealcoholisation will be allowed for PDOs and PGIs. Total dealcoholisation will be reserved for entry-level table wines.

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