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Art 1st. -
Only are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Ajaccio” the white, red and rosy wines which, answering the conditions hereafter, were collected on the territory of the following communes: Afa, Ajaccio, Alata, Albitreccia, Ambiegna, Appietto, Arbori, Arro, Bastelicaccia, Calcatoggio, Groove, Carbuccia, Cargèse, Casaglione, Casalabriva, Cauro, Coggia, Cognocoli-Monticchi, Coti-Chiavari, Cuttoli-Corticchiato, Eccica-Suarella, Grosseto-Prugna, Ocana, Peri, Piana, Pietrosella, Crushed-Canale, Saint-Andre-in Orcino, Sari-in Orcino, Sarrola-Carcopino, Tighten-di-Ferro, Tavaco, Valle-di-Mezzana, Vero, Vico and Villanova, inside the surface delimited with the controlled label of origin “Wine of Corsica” adopted by the national Committee of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies in its meeting of May 27, 1982.
Art 2. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Ajaccio”, the wines must come from following type of vines other than all others: has) Red and rosy wines 1. Principal type of vines whose whole must encépagement account for at least 60% of pieces being entitled to this label of origin: Barbarossa (Rs), Nielluccio (NR), Sciacarello (NR), Vermentino (B). Sciacarello having to account for 40% minimum of this encépagement. 2. Additional type of vines whose whole should not encépagement represent more than 40% of pieces being entitled to this label of origin: Carignan (NR), Cinsault (NR), Grenache (NR). Carignan not having to represent more than 15% of this encépagement. b) White wines White Ugni, Vermentino (B), this last type of vine having to account for at least 80% of encépagement.
Art 3. -
The wines must result from vines of which the density of plantation is at least equal to 3.000 feet with the hectare and cut coursons some in two frank eyes.
Art 4. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Ajaccio”, the wines must answer the conditions fixed by the decree n° 74.872 of October 19, 1974 referred to above. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of this decree is fixed at 45 hl/ha and the percentage envisaged in article 3 of the same decree is fixed at 0%. Pursuant to article 6 of the above mentioned decree n° 74.872, the increase envisaged in article 9 of the decree n° 75.842 of September 8, 1975 is equal to 100% of the annual output of name “Wine of Corsica”. The benefit of name can be granted to the wines coming from the young vines only as from the third year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there at August 31.
Art 5. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Ajaccio”, the red wines must result from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 12%. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 189 grams of sugar per liter of must. To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Ajaccio”, the white and rosy wines must result from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 11,5%. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 170 grams of sugar per liter of must. The wine making must be made in accordance with the local practice. The oenological processes in conformity are authorized with the regulation in force other than the concentration and of any enrichment which are prohibited.
Art 6. -
The wines cannot be put in circulation under the controlled label of origin “Ajaccio” without a certificate issued by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies under the conditions envisaged by the decree referred to above n° 74-871 of October 19, 1974.
Art 7. -
The provisions of the decree modified of April 2, 1976 concerning the possible addition of the names “Slopes of Ajaccio” or “Ajaccio” to the appellation contrôlée “Wine of Corsica” are repealed. The wines of harvests 1982 and former being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Wine of followed Corsica” of the one of the names “Slopes of Ajaccio” or “Ajaccio” could be marketed under the appellation contrôlée “Ajaccio”.
Art 8. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée is asserted “Ajaccio” and which is presented under the aforementioned name, cannot be declared after harvest, be offered to the public, be dispatched, put on sale or sold, without, in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above being registered and is accompanied by the mention “Appellation contrôlée”, the whole in very apparent characters. Dimensions of the characters of the word “Ajaccio” must be at least equal to half of those of the largest characters appear on the labels.
Art 9. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Ajaccio”, whereas it does not answer all the conditions fixed by this decree, will be continued in accordance with the general legislation on the frauds and the protection of the labels of origin without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19840403_29902/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Ajaccio_-_1984.doc