PW certification is an absolute guarantee to the public that the claims made on the packaging about the wine are true and that the wine was of good quality when it was evaluated by the Petite Winery team for certification. Such deep and detailed evaluation is very important for wine lovers.
A wine is only certified by our team when all the requirements of our “Wine of Origin Scheme” have been met. In other words, Petite Winery team will certify a wine if all the requirements regarding its origin (e.g. Paarl), nature (e.g. Riesling) and vintage (e.g. 2012) have been met and the wine has also been valued by one of our tasting board and it did not show any unacceptable quality characteristics as listed below.
Samples of all wines which are submitted for certification are also scientifically analysed to determine whether all the legal requirements.
If a claim is to be made on origin, cultivar or vintage, a wine has to be certified. A certification seal is put on the packaging of such wine, confirming that it was reviewed by Petite Winery proving it to be of good quality and that any claims made on the label were carefully checked and are truthful.
A strict control process is conducted when a producer wants to certify a particular wine.
Through an identification number on each certification seal, all information, from the pressing of the grapes, through the wine making process, to the certification of the final product can be established. Our control is completed at all stages, including when an application is made to press grapes, during pressing, blending and bottling, and also when the preliminary and our final approval is given.
During our rigorous evaluation to have the wines certified, a PW wine Expert looks out for the following possible unacceptable quality characteristics:
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