The PGI mark

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A Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is a mark that is awarded by the European Union to food products whose quality, reputation or other characteristic is linked to a particular territory.

To obtain the PGI, at least one stage of the production process (production, processing and/or processing) must take place in a particular geographical area. Those who produce PGI agree to abide by the strict rules set out in the production specification, and compliance with these constraints is guaranteed by a specific inspection body.

The specification periodically can be updated or modified by the protection consortia, that is, the organizations that can apply for trademark registration.

As for wines, to qualify for PGI recognition a wine must be made from grapes at least 85 percent of which come from the territory from which it takes its name.