The German Winegrowers' Association (DWV) demands the authorisation of further oenological processes for the production of dealcoholised wines. With a narrower legal framework, these are to be closer to the original product wine and clearly distinguished from aromatised wine-based products. According to a statement, even partially dealcoholised wines represent a "high-quality wine product of the wine category" for the DWV. Accordingly, the addition of aromas or the addition of water is to be strictly rejected. According to DWV, the term "wine" should be "treated restrictively in this context and communicated honestly". Therefore, for the amendment of the Common Agricultural Policy planned for 2023, winegrowing president Klaus Schneider calls for the "authorisation of oenological processes that strengthen the character of wine and at the same time offer an attractive alternative to traditional wines with alcohol in order to meet the demands of customers". The regulatory framework should be as close as possible to the production of wine. "Wine should remain wine, regardless of the alcohol content", emphasised DWV Secretary General Christian Schwörer.
(al / Source: DWV; Photo: 123rf michelnivelet)
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