Following the publication of new rules to simplify and clarify wine making practices in the EU in June 2019, and as required by those rules, the European Commission has published today in all EU languages the detailed files of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) code of oenological practices.
These files are presented in a way that is easier to read and to understand. This will allow wine makers to quickly identify authorised practices in the EU as well as all related requirements.
The oenological practices are defined, their objectives highlighted, as well as their conditions of use and the types of wines to which they apply. They include various types of fermentation, of treatments, of pasteurisation or ways to acidify or de-acidify wine.
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