International Code of Oenological Practices

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Distillatte of vitivinicultural origin

I.7.1 Distillate of vitivinicultural origin

Alcoholic liquid is obtained:

  • by direct distillation of wine, fortified wine, wine lees, or
  • after alcoholic fermentation of grape marcs, raisins or fresh grapes by the distillation of these fermented musts, or
  • by re-distillation of the distillate of vitivinicultural origin or wine spirits,

The distillate of vitivinicultural origin, contrary to neutral alcohol of vitivinicultural origin, must have the aroma and taste of the above-mentioned raw materials.