Supermarket chain Albert Heijn has been instructed to change the label of one of its wine brands. A Dutch court in the Hague made the ruling against the chain, owned by Dutch food retailer Royal Ahold, on Tuesday (21 December).

The ruling follows a lawsuit brought against Albert Heijn by French winemaker Les Grands Chais de France, claiming that the bottle labels for Albert Heijn's J.A. Vigneau wine were identical to those of its Chenet wine.

The dispute between the two parties began in April, when Les Grands Chais de France decided to increase the price of its Chenet wine. Albert Heijn subsequently decided to withdraw the brand from its offering list and announced that it would replace the Chenet with its house brand.