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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of July 15, 2008 No. ZR-135

About alcoholic beverages on the basis of grape raw materials

(as amended of the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 12.01.2016 No. ZR-12)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on June 10, 2008

Section 1. General provisions

Chapter 1. Regulation subject, scope of application and basic concepts of the Law

Article 1. Subject of regulation of the Law

This Law governs the relations arising in the course of cultivation, realization of grapes and production, conversion, marking and exposure to the market of alcoholic beverages on the basis of grape raw materials for the purpose of production of wine-making products (further – for the purpose of winemaking) in the Republic of Armenia.

Article 2. Scope of the Law

1. This Law extends to all subjects – participants of the public relations which arose in the field of cultivation, realization of grapes and production, conversion, marking and exposure to the market of alcoholic beverages on the basis of grape raw materials for the purpose of winemaking.

2. This Law does not extend:

1) on cultivation of grapes, on the grapes which are stored and realized for the purpose of private or family consumption, and also use in other spheres;

2) on the wine-making products made in house conditions provided for private or family consumption.

Article 3. The legislation in the field of production, conversion, marking and exposure to the market of alcoholic beverages on the basis of grape raw materials

1. The relations connected with cultivation, realization of grapes and production, conversion, marking and exposure to the market of alcoholic beverages on the basis of grape raw materials for the purpose of winemaking are regulated by this Law, the laws and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia.

2. If international treaties of the Republic of Armenia provide other regulations, than those which are provided by this Law then are effective provisions of international treaties.

Article 4. Basic concepts of the Law

1. The basic concepts used in this Law are:

1) the American-European hybrid variety – the hybrid and (or) grade received from crossing American wild and the European cultivars of grapes;

2) grape wine of geographical specifying – grape wine which corresponds to its geographical specifying and which production is performed in this geographical territory (in the geographical region, the geographical area);

3) grape vodka of geographical specifying – grape vodka which corresponds to its geographical specifying and which production is performed in this geographical territory (in the geographical region, the geographical area);

4) repeated distillation (rectification) – separation in special devices of substances, close to each other on the boiling points, from the boiling multicomponent liquid product by repeated contact with identical pressure of the liquid and gas phases which are moving on the relation to each other in opposite direction and not being in balance;

5) natural ethanol – natural (endogenous) alcohol (ethanol) formed in case of spirit fermentation of grape must;

6) concentration (volume fraction) of natural alcohol – all volume concentration of alcohol in this product before its enrichment by any method;

7) brandy – conforming to the requirements established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia (further – the Government), strong alcoholic drink with volume fraction of the actual concentration of alcohol at least 36 percent (further - % about.) and sugar content from 5 to 30 grams on one liter (further – g/l), with specific bouquet and taste, on the basis of grape raw materials in which blend use only of alcohol for brandy is allowed, to brandy, the Armenian cognac spirit, the Armenian cognac, the Armenian cognac alcoholized water, the Armenian cognac fragrant water, the drinking or undergone processing of water imported from other countries of alcohol of grape origin and (or) brandy, color and sugar syrup;

8) wine material for brandy – the wine material conforming to the requirements established by the Government from the grades of grapes provided for receipt of the alcohol established by the Government for brandy with the actual concentration of ethanol at least 8% about.;

9) alcohol for brandy – the product conforming to the requirements established by the Government with specific bouquet and taste, with the actual concentration of ethanol from 55 to 72% about., received by means of fractional distillation of wine material for brandy or alcohol raw for brandy or wine material of the Armenian cognac and (or) alcohol raw of the Armenian cognac;

10) crude alcohol for brandy - the product conforming to the requirements established by the Government with specific bouquet and taste, with the actual concentration of ethanol from 23 to 32% about., received by means of single-stage (not fractional) distillation of wine material for brandy or wine material of the Armenian cognac;

11) the alcoholized water for brandy – the product conforming to the requirements established by the Government with specific bouquet and taste, with the actual concentration of ethanol from 8,5 to 25% about., received by means of mixing of alcohol for brandy and (or) the Armenian cognac spirit and water, sustained at least 3 months;

12) fragrant water for brandy – the product conforming to the requirements established by the Government with specific bouquet and taste, with concentration of ethanol from 25 to 30% about., received from the residual fraction formed as a result of fractional distillation of wine material for brandy or the Armenian cognac, alcohol raw for brandy or the Armenian cognac, sustained at least 6 months;

13) the aromatized wine – the liquid product conforming to the requirements established by the Government with content of natural alcohol, with the actual concentration of ethanol from 14,5 to 22% about. and general concentration of ethanol from 10 to % 17,5 about., which is made from wine material and (or) the wines received from fresh and (or) overripe grape, with addition of grape must and (or) partially fermented grape must or without these additions, fortified alcohol of plant origin, with flavoring substances, sweetened with the concentrated grape must and (or) other sweeteners natural by origin, painted by color or similar food colors or without coloring;

14) distillate of agricultural origin – the liquid product conforming to the requirements established by the Government with specific bouquet and taste, with alcohol content, made by distillation of the products received by means of fermentation of vegetable products (except for distilled from hard alcoholic beverages);

15) alcohol of agricultural origin (ethanol) – the liquid product without foreign taste and smell received from plant raw material by means of distillation, which is not reminding initial taste and smell conforming to the requirements established by the Government with the actual concentration of alcohol at least 96% about.;

16) effervescent sparkling wine – the table wine saturated with carbon dioxide under the excessive pressure in which the excessive pressure of carbon dioxide in hermetically sealed container constitutes at least 350th kilopascal at temperature of 200 °C and in case of depressurization of container conforming to the requirements established by the Government occurs carbon dioxide separation;

17) effervescent pearl (semi-sparkling) wine – the table wine saturated with carbon dioxide under the excessive pressure in which the excessive pressure of carbon dioxide in hermetically sealed container constitutes from 100 to 250 kilopascal at temperature of 200 °C and this excessive pressure conforming to the requirements established by the Government is caused by complete or partial addition of carbon dioxide;

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