Ciroc is a brand of distilled beverage manufactured in France and marketed as a vodka. It is claimed by the drink's promoters that it distinguished from other vodkas by the fact that it is derived from grapes, in contrast to corn, sorghum, rye, wheat, or potatoes that are more commonly used. Because the product is distilled at 96% and is not aged, it fulfills the qualities of a vodka. The grapes used for C√Æroc vodka are "snap frost" grapes; Mauzac Blanc from the Gaillac region of France, and Ugni Blanc from the Cognac region. The juice extracted from these grapes is cold fermented.