International Code of Oenological Practices

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I.7.6 Brandy/ Weinbrand

A spirit beverage obtained exclusively by the distillation of wine, fortified wine, wine possibly with the addition of wine distillate or by re-distillation of a wine distillate with the result that the product retains the taste and aroma of the above-mentioned raw materials. A certain period of aging in oak wood containers is obligatory before marketing.

Alcoholic strength of the end product must not be less than 36% volume.