International Code of Oenological Practices

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II.3.5.1 Fortification

Definition :

Addition to wines of wine spirit, rectified alcohol of viticultural origin or rectified food alcohol.

Objectives :

a)        Increase the actual alcohol content of the wine,

b)       Production of special wines (flor or film wines, fortified wines), mistelles and beverages based on must and/or wine.

Prescription :

The rectified food alcohol, rectified alcohol of viticultural origin or wine spirits shall comply with the production conditions fixed for these products by the present Code and to the prescriptions of the International Oenological Codex. 

Recommendation of OIV:

For objective (a), not admitted

For objective (b), admitted