French name (Lebenswasser) for fires, in the France and Luxembourg is common. These designations are protected in connection with the following starting products and / or areas of origin. Basis for the distillation are fruits, beer. Cidre (Cider), Wine or products created in the production of wine such as lees (Yeast after fermentation) or rape (Press residues) is obtained. If a single type of fruit is used, this is mentioned, e.g. B. Eau-de-vie de kirsch (cherry), Eau-de-vie de mirabelle (Mirabelle) and Eau-de-vie de poire (pear).
Further products or names are Eau-de-vie de bière (beer), Eau-de-vie de lie ( Hefebrand ), or Eau-de-vie de marc if one Marc from one vine is won. There are also protected designations for brandy such as B. Eau-de-vie de Cognac, Eau-de-vie des Charentes, Eau-de-vie de vin de Bourgogne, Eau-de-vie de vin de Savoie and many others, in which the origin is attached.
An eau-de-vie de cidre turns out Cidre (Cider). It usually comes from the areas of Normandy (but not from the local Calvados area, because otherwise it is likely to be Calvados name), Brittany or Loire. Brandies designated as eau-de-vie de pomme (pomme = apple) do not have to be made from cider, but are also made from fermented alfalfa juice, without this having previously become a cider.