Districtus Austriae Controllatus

The Austrian system of appellations, established in the early 2000s and modeled after France's Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée. To carry an appellation in this system, a wine must follow rules describing the area the grapes are grown in, the varieties used, the ripeness, the alcoholic strength, the vineyard yields and the methods used in growing the grapes and making the wine.