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Entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/934

With the entry into force of the regulation (EU) 2019/934 as successor regulation to the regulation (EU) 2009/606 and the implementation regulation (EU) 2019/935 on 7 December 2019, there are some changes for the wine industry.

The delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/934 of the Commission of 12 March 2019 supplements Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards wine-growing areas where the alcoholic strength may be increased, authorized oenological practices and restrictions applicable to the production and conservation of grapevine products, the minimum percentage of alcohol for by-products and their disposal, and publication of OIV files.
The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/935 of 16 April 2019 is laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards analysis methods for determining the physical, chemical and organoleptic characteristics of grapevine products and notifications of Member States decisions concerning increases in natural alcoholic strength.
Important changes as of 7 December 2019:

  • The authorization for silver chloride as a treatment agent expires. This concerns the Erbslöh product Ercofid.
     
  • Treatment with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) for tartrate stabilization is limited to white and sparkling wines. Since CMC is approved without restriction of the wine type by the regulation (EU) 2009/606, a resolution on the use of CMC for tartrate stabilization of rosé wines is currently being examined by the OIV. From 7 December 2019, the Erbslöh product VinoStab® may no longer be used in red and rosé wines.
     
  • In case of proteins with vegetable origin, Regulation (EU) 2019/934 refers to the OIV Code of Oenological Practices, which sets a limit of 50 g/hl. This has no influence on the handling of products of the Erbslöh LittoFresh®line, as the dosage recommendations are below the limit value.