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Document 52019XC0327(02)

Information on the assessment of technical files of established geographical indications for spirit drinks

OJ C 115, 27.3.2019, p. 36–49 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

27.3.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 115/36


Information on the assessment of technical files of established geographical indications for spirit drinks

(2019/C 115/11)

This publication presents the results of the examination carried out by the European Commission on the technical files of established geographical indications (GI) for spirit drinks in accordance with Article 20(1) of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1) and Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 716/2013 (2).

Pursuant to Article 20(1) of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008, Member States had to submit to the Commission a technical file for each GI registered in Annex III of this Regulation no later than 20 February 2015.

The Commission had received, within the deadline, technical files for 243 out of 330 established GIs. As a consequence, the Commission delisted 87 names (3) from Annex III of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 and assessed the technical files received.

Pursuant to Article 9(1) of Regulation (EU) No 716/2013, the technical file submitted had to demonstrate that the requirements laid down in Article 15(1) of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 were fulfilled. The abovementioned Article requires that a geographical indication shall be an indication which identifies a spirit drink as originating in a specific place, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of that spirit drink is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.

Commission’s examination did not include the verification of the compliance with other applicable rules, including requirements of the technical file on the mandatory bottling and/or dilution in the geographical area, since they are not related to the definition of GIs.

The Commission finalised the examination of the submitted 243 technical files of the established GIs with the following results:

1.

Correction of names for 12 GIs and correction of the geographical area for one GI (4); and

2.

Further removal of nine GIs for which, following the Commission observations addressed to Member States in accordance with Article 9(1) of Regulation (EU) No 716/2013, either the technical file was withdrawn by the Member State or the deficiencies pointed out were not remedied (5).

Based on the above, the established geographical indications for spirit drinks included in the Annex to this notice meet the conditions laid down in Article 15(1) of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008.

In order to provide a complete overview of currently protected GIs, the said Annex also includes, in addition to the established geographical indications, the following geographical indications registered pursuant to the procedure of Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008: ‘Somerset Cider Brandy’, ‘Pisco’, ‘Újfehértói meggypálinka’, ‘Ron de Guatemala’, ‘Гроздова ракия от Търговище’/‘Grozdova rakya ot Targovishte’, ‘Карнобатска гроздова ракия’/‘Гроздова ракия от Карнобат’/‘Karnobatska grozdova rakya’/‘Grozdova rakya ot Karnobat’ and ‘Tequila’.


(1)  Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks (OJ L 39, 13.2.2008, p. 16).

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 716/2013 of 25 July 2013 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks (OJ L 201, 26.7.2013, p. 21).

(3)  Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1067 of 1 July 2016 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 (OJ L 178, 2.7.2016, p. 1).

(4)  Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1098 of 2 August 2018 amending and correcting Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 (OJ L 197, 3.8.2018, p. 7).

(5)  Regulation not yet adopted. Following the vote in the committee for spirit drinks on 4.12.2018 the adoption procedure was launched. The GIs to be removed are indicated in the attached annex.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX III

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Product category

Geographical indication

Country of origin (the precise geographical origin is described in the technical file)

1.

Rum

 

 

 

Rhum de la Martinique

France

 

Rhum de la Guadeloupe

France

 

Rhum de la Réunion

France

 

Rhum de la Guyane

France

 

Rhum de sucrerie de la Baie du Galion

France

 

Rhum des Antilles françaises

France

 

Rhum des départements français d'outre-mer

France

 

Rum da Madeira

Portugal

 

Ron de Guatemala

Guatemala

2.

Whisky/Whiskey

 

 

 

Scotch Whisky

United Kingdom (Scotland)

 

Irish Whiskey/Uisce Beatha Eireannach/Irish Whisky  (1)

Ireland

 

Whisky breton/Whisky de Bretagne

France

 

Whisky alsacien/Whisky d'Alsace

France

3.

Grain spirit

 

 

 

Korn/Kornbrand

Germany, Austria, Belgium (German-speaking Community)

 

Münsterländer Korn/Kornbrand

Germany

 

Sendenhorster Korn/Kornbrand

Germany

 

Emsländer Korn/Kornbrand

Germany

 

Haselünner Korn/Kornbrand

Germany

 

Hasetaler Korn/Kornbrand

Germany

 

Samanė

Lithuania

4.

Wine spirit

 

 

 

Eau-de-vie de Cognac/Eau-de-vie des Charentes/Cognac

(The denomination ‘Cognac’ may be supplemented by the following terms:

Fine

Grande Fine Champagne

Grande Champagne

Petite Fine Champagne

Petite Champagne

Fine Champagne

Borderies

Fins Bois

Bons Bois)

France

 

Fine Bordeaux

France

 

Fine de Bourgogne

France

 

Armagnac

(The denomination ‘Armagnac’ may be supplemented by the following terms:

Bas-Armagnac

Haut-Armagnac

Armagnac-Ténarèze

Blanche Armagnac)

France

 

Eau-de-vie de vin de la Marne

France

 

Eau-de-vie de vin originaire du Bugey

France

 

Eau-de-vie de vin des Côtes-du-Rhône

France

 

Eau-de-vie de Faugères

France

 

Eau-de-vie de vin originaire du Languedoc

France

 

Aguardente de Vinho Douro

Portugal

 

Aguardente de Vinho Ribatejo

Portugal

 

Aguardente de Vinho Alentejo

Portugal

 

Aguardente de Vinho da Região dos Vinhos Verdes

Portugal

 

Aguardente de Vinho Lourinhã

Portugal

 

Сунгурларска гроздова ракия/Гроздова ракия от Сунгурларе/Sungurlarska grozdova rakya/Grozdova rakya from Sungurlare

Bulgaria

 

Сливенска перла (Сливенска гроздова ракия/Гроздова ракия от Сливен)/Slivenska perla (Slivenska grozdova rakya/Grozdova rakya from Sliven)

Bulgaria

 

Стралджанска Мускатова ракия/Мускатова ракия от Стралджа/Straldjanska Muscatova rakya/Muscatova rakya from Straldja

Bulgaria

 

Поморийска гроздова ракия/Гроздова ракия от Поморие/Pomoriyska grozdova rakya/Grozdova rakya from Pomorie

Bulgaria

 

Бургаска Мускатова ракия/Мускатова ракия от Бургас/Bourgaska Muscatova rakya/Muscatova rakya from Bourgas

Bulgaria

 

Сухиндолска гроздова ракия/Гроздова ракия от Сухиндол/Suhindolska grozdova rakya/Grozdova rakya from Suhindol

Bulgaria

 

Карловска гроздова ракия/Гроздова ракия от Карлово/Karlovska grozdova rakya/Grozdova rakya from Karlovo

Bulgaria

 

Гроздова ракия от Търговище/Grozdova rakya ot Targovishte

Bulgaria

 

‘Карнобатска гроздова ракия’/‘Гроздова ракия от Карнобат’/‘Karnobatska grozdova rakya’/‘Grozdova rakya ot Karnobat’

Bulgaria

 

Vinars Târnave

Romania

 

Vinars Vaslui

Romania

 

Vinars Murfatlar

Romania

 

Vinars Vrancea

Romania

 

Vinars Segarcea

Romania

5.

Brandy/Weinbrand

 

 

 

Brandy de Jerez

Spain

 

Brandy del Penedés

Spain

 

Brandy italiano

Italy

 

Deutscher Weinbrand

Germany

 

Wachauer Weinbrand

Austria

 

Pfälzer Weinbrand

Germany

6.

Grape marc spirit

 

 

 

Marc de Champagne/Eau-de-vie de marc de Champagne

France

 

Marc de Bourgogne/Eau-de-vie de marc de Bourgogne

France

 

Marc du Bugey

France

 

Marc de Savoie

France

 

Marc des Côtes-du-Rhône/Eau-de-vie de marc des Côtes du Rhône

France

 

Marc de Provence

France

 

Marc du Languedoc

France

 

Marc d'Alsace Gewurztraminer

France

 

Marc d'Auvergne

France

 

Marc du Jura

France

 

Aguardente Bagaceira Bairrada

Portugal

 

Aguardente Bagaceira Alentejo

Portugal

 

Aguardente Bagaceira da Região dos Vinhos Verdes

Portugal

 

Orujo de Galicia

Spain

 

Grappa

Italy

 

Grappa di Barolo

Italy

 

Grappa piemontese/Grappa del Piemonte

Italy

 

Grappa lombarda/Grappa della Lombardia

Italy

 

Grappa trentina/Grappa del Trentino

Italy

 

Grappa friulana/Grappa del Friuli

Italy

 

Grappa veneta/Grappa del Veneto

Italy

 

Südtiroler Grappa/Grappa dell'Alto Adige

Italy

 

Grappa siciliana/Grappa di Sicilia

Italy

 

Grappa di Marsala  (2)

Italy

 

Τσικουδιά/Tsikoudia/Τσίπουρο/Tsipouro

Greece

 

Τσικουδιά Κρήτης/Tsikoudia of Crete

Greece

 

Τσίπουρο Μακεδονίας/Tsipouro of Macedonia

Greece

 

Τσίπουρο Θεσσαλίας/Tsipouro of Thessaly

Greece

 

Τσίπουρο Τυρνάβου/Tsipouro of Tyrnavos

Greece

 

Ζιβανία/Τζιβανία/Ζιβάνα/Zivania

Cyprus

 

Törkölypálinka

Hungary

9.

Fruit spirit

 

 

 

Schwarzwälder Kirschwasser

Germany

 

Schwarzwälder Mirabellenwasser

Germany

 

Schwarzwälder Williamsbirne

Germany

 

Schwarzwälder Zwetschgenwasser

Germany

 

Fränkisches Zwetschgenwasser

Germany

 

Fränkisches Kirschwasser

Germany

 

Fränkischer Obstler

Germany

 

Mirabelle de Lorraine

France

 

Kirsch d'Alsace

France

 

Quetsch d'Alsace

France

 

Framboise d'Alsace

France

 

Mirabelle d'Alsace

France

 

Kirsch de Fougerolles

France

 

Südtiroler Williams/Williams dell'Alto Adige

Italy

 

Südtiroler Marille/Marille dell'Alto Adige

Italy

 

Südtiroler Kirsch/Kirsch dell'Alto Adige

Italy

 

Südtiroler Zwetschgeler/Zwetschgeler dell'Alto Adige

Italy

 

Südtiroler Obstler/Obstler dell'Alto Adige

Italy

 

Südtiroler Gravensteiner/Gravensteiner dell'Alto Adige

Italy

 

Südtiroler Golden Delicious/Golden Delicious dell'Alto Adige

Italy

 

Williams friulano/Williams del Friuli

Italy

 

Sliwovitz del Veneto  (3)

Italy

 

Sliwovitz del Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Italy

 

Distillato di mele trentino/Distillato di mele del Trentino

Italy

 

Williams trentino/Williams del Trentino

Italy

 

Sliwovitz trentino/Sliwovitz del Trentino

Italy

 

Aprikot trentino/Aprikot del Trentino

Italy

 

Medronho do Algarve

Portugal

 

Kirsch Friulano/Kirschwasser Friulano

Italy

 

Kirsch Trentino/Kirschwasser Trentino

Italy

 

Kirsch Veneto/Kirschwasser Veneto  (4)

Italy

 

Wachauer Marillenbrand

Austria

 

Szatmári Szilvapálinka

Hungary

 

Kecskeméti Barackpálinka

Hungary

 

Békési Szilvapálinka

Hungary

 

Szabolcsi Almapálinka

Hungary

 

Gönci Barackpálinka

Hungary

 

Pálinka

Hungary, Austria (for apricot spirits solely produced in the Länder of: Niederösterreich, Burgenland, Steiermark, Wien)

 

Újfehértói meggypálinka

Hungary

 

Brinjevec

Slovenia

 

Dolenjski sadjevec

Slovenia

 

Троянска сливова ракия/Сливова ракия от Троян/Troyanska slivova rakya/Slivova rakya from Troyan

Bulgaria

 

Ловешка сливова ракия/Сливова ракия от Ловеч/Loveshka slivova rakya/Slivova rakya from Lovech

Bulgaria

 

Pălincă

Romania

 

Ţuică Zetea de Medieşu Aurit

Romania

 

Ţuică de Argeş

Romania

 

Horincă de Cămârzana

Romania

 

Hrvatska loza

Croatia

 

Hrvatska stara šljivovica

Croatia

 

Slavonska šljivovica

Croatia

 

Pisco  (5)

Peru

10.

Cider spirit and perry spirit

 

 

 

Calvados

France

 

Calvados Pays d'Auge

France

 

Calvados Domfrontais

France

 

Eau-de-vie de cidre de Bretagne

France

 

Eau-de-vie de cidre de Normandie

France

 

Eau-de-vie de poiré de Normandie

France

 

Eau-de-vie de cidre du Maine

France

 

Aguardiente de sidra de Asturias

Spain

 

Somerset Cider Brandy  (6)

United Kingdom

15.

Vodka

 

 

 

Svensk Vodka/Swedish Vodka

Sweden

 

Suomalainen Vodka/Finsk Vodka/Vodka of Finland

Finland

 

Polska Wódka/Polish Vodka

Poland

 

Originali lietuviška degtinė/Original Lithuanian vodka

Lithuania

 

Estonian vodka

Estonia

17.

Geist

 

 

 

Schwarzwälder Himbeergeist

Germany

18.

Gentian

 

 

 

Bayerischer Gebirgsenzian

Germany

 

Südtiroler Enzian/Genziana dell'Alto Adige

Italy

 

Genziana trentina/Genziana del Trentino

Italy

19.

Juniper-flavoured spirit drinks

 

 

 

Genièvre/Jenever/Genever

Belgium, The Netherlands, France (Départements Nord (59) and Pas-de-Calais (62)), Germany (German Bundesländer Nordrhein-Westfalen and Niedersachsen)

 

Genièvre de grains/Graanjenever/Graangenever

Belgium, The Netherlands, France (Départements Nord (59) and Pas-de-Calais (62))

 

Jonge jenever/jonge genever

Belgium, The Netherlands

 

Oude jenever/oude genever

Belgium, The Netherlands

 

Hasseltse jenever/Hasselt

Belgium (Hasselt, Zonhoven, Diepenbeek)

 

Balegemse jenever

Belgium (Balegem)

 

O' de Flander-Oost-Vlaamse Graanjenever

Belgium (Oost-Vlaanderen)

 

Peket-Pekêt/Pèket-Pèkèt de Wallonie

Belgium (Région wallonne)

 

Genièvre Flandre Artois

France (Départements Nord (59) and Pas-de-Calais (62))

 

Ostfriesischer Korngenever

Germany

 

Steinhäger

Germany

 

Gin de Mahón

Spain

 

Vilniaus Džinas/Vilnius Gin

Lithuania

 

Spišská borovička

Slovakia

24.

Akvavit/aquavit

 

 

 

Svensk Aquavit/Svensk Akvavit/Swedish Aquavit

Sweden

25.

Aniseed-flavoured spirit drinks

 

 

 

Anís Paloma Monforte del Cid

Spain

 

Hierbas de Mallorca

Spain

 

Hierbas Ibicencas

Spain

 

Chinchón

Spain

 

Janeževec  (7)

Slovenia

29.

Distilled Anis

 

 

 

Ouzo/Ούζο

Cyprus, Greece

 

Ούζο Μυτιλήνης/Ouzo of Mitilene

Greece

 

Ούζο Πλωμαρίου/Ouzo of Plomari

Greece

 

Ούζο Καλαμάτας/Ouzo of Kalamata

Greece

 

Ούζο Θράκης/Ouzo of Thrace

Greece

 

Ούζο Μακεδονίας/Ouzo of Macedonia

Greece

30.

Bitter-tasting spirit drinks/bitter

 

 

 

Rheinberger Kräuter

Germany

 

Trejos devynerios

Lithuania

 

Slovenska travarica  (8)

Slovenia

31.

Flavoured vodka

 

 

 

Herbal vodka from the North Podlasie Lowland aromatised with an extract of bison grass/Wódka ziołowa z Niziny Północnopodlaskiej aromatyzowana ekstraktem z trawy żubrowej

Poland

 

Polska Wódka/Polish Vodka  (9)

Poland

 

Originali lietuviška degtinė/Original Lithuanian vodka  (9)

Lithuania

32.

Liqueur

 

 

 

Berliner Kümmel

Germany

 

Hamburger Kümmel

Germany

 

Münchener Kümmel

Germany

 

Chiemseer Klosterlikör

Germany

 

Bayerischer Kräuterlikör

Germany

 

Irish Cream  (10)

Ireland

 

Palo de Mallorca

Spain

 

Mirto di Sardegna

Italy

 

Liquore di limone di Sorrento

Italy

 

Liquore di limone della Costa d'Amalfi

Italy

 

Genepì del Piemonte

Italy

 

Genepì della Valle d'Aosta

Italy

 

Benediktbeurer Klosterlikör

Germany

 

Ettaler Klosterlikör

Germany

 

Ratafia de Champagne

France

 

Ratafia catalana

Spain

 

Suomalainen Marjalikööri/Suomalainen Hedelmälikööri/Finsk Bärlikör/Finsk Fruktlikör/Finnish berry liqueur/Finnish fruit liqueur

Finland

 

Mariazeller Magenlikör

Austria

 

Steinfelder Magenbitter

Austria

 

Wachauer Marillenlikör

Austria

 

Jägertee/Jagertee/Jagatee

Austria

 

Hüttentee

Germany

 

Polish Cherry  (11)

Poland

 

Karlovarská Hořká  (12)

Czech Republic

 

Pelinkovec

Slovenia

 

Blutwurz

Germany

 

Cantueso Alicantino

Spain

 

Licor café de Galicia

Spain

 

Licor de hierbas de Galicia

Spain

 

Génépi des Alpes/Genepì delle Alpi

France, Italy

 

Μαστίχα Χίου/Masticha of Chios

Greece

 

Κίτρο Νάξου/Kitro of Naxos

Greece

 

Κουμκουάτ Κέρκυρας/Koum Kouat of Corfu

Greece

 

Τεντούρα/Tentoura

Greece

 

Poncha da Madeira

Portugal

 

Hrvatski pelinkovac

Croatia

34.

Crème de cassis

 

 

 

Cassis de Bourgogne

France

 

Cassis de Dijon

France

 

Cassis de Saintonge

France

37a.

Sloe-aromatised spirit drink or Pacharán

Pacharán navarro

Espagne

39.

Maraschino/Marrasquino/Maraskino

Zadarski maraschino

Croatia

40.

Nocino

 

 

 

Nocino di Modena

Italy

 

Orehovec  (13)

Slovenia

Other spirit drinks

 

 

 

Pommeau de Bretagne

France

 

Pommeau du Maine

France

 

Pommeau de Normandie

France

 

Svensk Punsch/Swedish Punch

Sweden

 

Inländerrum

Austria

 

Bärwurz

Germany

 

Aguardiente de hierbas de Galicia

Spain

 

Aperitivo Café de Alcoy

Spain

 

Herbero de la Sierra de Mariola

Spain

 

Königsberger Bärenfang  (14)

Germany

 

Ostpreußischer Bärenfang

Germany

 

Ronmiel de Canarias

Spain

 

Genièvre aux fruits/Vruchtenjenever/Jenever met vruchten/Fruchtgenever

Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany (German Bundesländer Nordrhein-Westfalen and Niedersachsen)

 

Domači rum

Slovenia

 

Irish Poteen/Irish Poitín  (15)

Ireland

 

Trauktinė

Lithuania

 

Trauktinė Palanga

Lithuania

 

Trauktinė Dainava

Lithuania

 

Hrvatska travarica

Croatia

 

Tequila

United Mexican States


(1)  The geographical indication Irish Whiskey/Uisce Beatha Eireannach/Irish Whisky covers whisky/whiskey produced in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

(2)  to be removed

(3)  to be removed

(4)  to be removed

(5)  The protection of the geographical indication Pisco under this Regulation shall be without prejudice to the use of the name Pisco for products originating in Chile protected under the Association Agreement between the Union and Chile of 2002.

(6)  The geographical indication Somerset Cider Brandy must be accompanied by the sales denomination ‘cider spirit’.

(7)  to be removed

(8)  to be removed

(9)  This product must bear on the label the sales denomination ‘flavoured vodka’. The term ‘flavoured’ may be replaced by the name of the predominant flavour.

(10)  The geographical indication Irish Cream covers the corresponding liqueur produced in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

(11)  to be removed

(12)  to be removed

(13)  to be removed

(14)  to be removed

(15)  The geographical indication Irish Poteen/Irish Poitín covers the corresponding spirit drink produced in Ireland and Northern Ireland.


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