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New rules on the indication and designation of ingredients of aromatized wine products

European Union

Feb 19, 2024

With Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/585 of December 8, 2023, the European Commission has supplemented Regulation (EU) 251/2014 with specific rules for the indication and designation of ingredients for aromatised wine products.

The regulation provides the following requirements:

  1. The grapevine products used to obtain an aromatised wine product shall be indicated in its list of ingredients by the term "wine" or the name of the specific grapevine products used. Those terms shall be immediately followed by the ingredients of those grapevine products listed in accordance with Article 48a of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/33, indicated within brackets.
  2. Where the following ingredients are added to the base grapevine products before or during the bottling of the aromatised wine product, they may be indicated outside of the brackets referred to in paragraph 1 as follows:
  • "Concentrated grape must" and/or "rectified concentrated grape must" may be indicated by using the term "concentrated grape must".
  • Sulphites/sulfites, eggs and egg-based products and milk and milk-based products may be indicated by using the terms listed in part a of Annex I to Delegated Eegulation (EU) 2019/33.
  • Additives falling under the category "packaging gases" may be replaced by the specific particular "bottled in a protective atmosphere".

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