The term is not defined in EU wine law or in Austria, but it is in Germany (previously " Verarbeitungswein"):
1) Wine intended for the production of wine with the indication "European Community wine" or blend of wines from several countries of the European Union.
2) Wine for the production of sparkling wine or quality sparkling wine without indication of the vine variety.
3) Wine for the production of wine for distilling, wine vinegar, non-alcoholic or reduced-alcohol wine or foaming (sparkling) drinks made from it, wine-based drinks, aromatised wines or other foodstuffs which are not products within the meaning of the wine law. The term is most commonly used in the production of sparkling wines:
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