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Grape marc spirit or grape marc?
(a) Grape marc spirit or grape marc is a spirit drink which meets the following conditions:
(i) it is produced exclusively from grape marc fermented and distilled either directly by water vapour or after water has been added;
(ii) a quantity of lees may be added to the grape marc that does not exceed 25 kg of lees per 100 kg of grape marc used;
(iii) the quantity of alcohol derived from the lees shall not exceed 35 % of the total quantity of alcohol in the finished product;
(iv) the distillation shall be carried out in the presence of the marc itself at less than 86 % vol.;
(v) redistillation at the same alcoholic strength is authorised;
(vi) it contains a quantity of volatile substances equal to or exceeding 140 grams per hectolitre of 100 % vol. alcohol and has a maximum methanol content of 1 000 grams per hectolitre of 100 % vol. alcohol.

(b) The minimum alcoholic strength by volume of grape marc spirit or grape marc shall be 37,5 %.
(c) No addition of alcohol as defined in Annex I(5), diluted or not, shall take place.
(d) Grape marc spirit or grape marc shall not be flavoured. This shall not exclude traditional production methods.
(e) Grape marc spirit or grape marc may only contain added caramel as a means to adapt colour.

 
 
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