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Decree of October 4, 1996 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 237 of October 10, 1996

Art 1st. -

Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Blaye”, the red wines and white which, answering the conditions hereafter enumerated, were collected inside the cantons of Blaye, Saint-Savin-of-Blaye and the Saint-Ciers-on-Gironde, on the grounds originating in the various tertiary stages, except for the fluviogenic soil and of the terrestrial alluvium. The limits of the surface of production thus defined will be deferred on the cadrastal map of the common interested parties by the experts appointed by the management committee of the national committee of the labels of origin. The report/ratio of the experts and the plan, traced by their care, after approval of the national committee, will be deposited in the town halls of the common interested parties, before December 1, 1936.

Art 2. -

(Replaced, D. October 4, 1996) 1. The red wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Blaye” must come from following type of vines, other than all others: cabernet, merlot, malbec, prelongeau, Cahors, béguignol, verdot. 2. The white wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Blaye” must come from an assembly from at least two of following type of vines: - principal type of vine: ugni white (B). The percentage of this type of vine must be equal to or higher than 90 p. 100 of encépagement; - additional type of vines: colombard (B), sémillon (B), sauvignon (B), muscadelle (B) and chenin (B). The type of vine chenin is authorized in encépagement name until the harvest of the year 2025. By the term “encépagement”, it is necessary to include/understand encépagement of the whole of the pieces producing the wine of name considered, for the color considered.

Art 3. -

(Replaced, D. October 4, 1996). The vines producing of the wine with controlled label of origin “Blaye” must be planted and cut in accordance with the following provisions: Density of plantation: The density of plantation must be at least 4.500 feet to the hectare. The distance between the stocks must be at least 0,90 meter for the vines cut in Guyot (simple or double) and 0,70 meter for the vines cut in cord low trained. The vines not answering the minimal density of 4.500 feet to the hectare can profit, in exceptional circumstances, of the right to the controlled label of origin “Blaye” until pulling up or, at the latest, harvest 2020 included. The useful surface of training must be at least 6.000 square meters per hectare. It is about the developed plane surface resulting from the product cumulated length of the rows by the distance ranging between the wire carrying (lower wire) and the top the stakes carry-wire raised of 20 centimetres. Type of size: Only are authorized the following modes of size: - Mode of Guyot size simple or double; - Mode of size in cord low trained. In this case, the height of the cord cannot exceed one meter and each courson cannot carry more than three frank eyes. In any event, the number of eyes to the hectare must be lower than 60.000.

Art. 4. -

(Replaced, D. October 4, 1996) - with the controlled label of origin “Blaye” only the wines can claim answering the conditions of the decree of September 10, 1993 relating to the producing output of the vineyards of the wines with controlled label of origin. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of this decree is fixed at: 60 hectolitres with the hectare for the white wines; 50 hectolitres with the hectare for the red wines. The output “stop” aimed to article 4 of this decree is fixed at 78 hectolitres at the hectare. The benefit of the controlled label of origin “Blaye” can be granted to the wines coming from young vines only as from the second year following that during which the plantation was installation, before August 31.

Art 5. -

(Replaced, D. October 4, 1996) - 1. The red wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Blaye” must come from musts containing, before any enrichment or concentration, at least 170 grams of natural sugar per liter and present, after fermentation, a minimum alcoholometric title of 10 p. 100. 2. To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Blaye”, the white wines must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 9,5 p. 100. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of grape harvest having a high content in sugars lower than 153 grams per liter of must. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment is granted, the wines should not present a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 12,5 p. 100, under penalty of losing the right to name. The white wines with controlled label of origin “Blaye” must present, after fermentation, a sugar content residual fermentable lower than 4 grams per liter.

Art 6. -

The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Blaye” will have to be vinified in accordance with the local practice by pressing or pressing, other than surpressurage, which is prohibited.

Art 7. -

The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée will be asserted “Blaye” could not be declared after harvest, be offered to the public, be dispatched, put on sale or be sold without, in the declaration of harvest, in the advertisements, the leaflets, labels, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above being accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters.

Art 8. -

The use of any indication or any other sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Blaye”, 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 art, labels of origin (L. August 1, 1905 1st and 2; L. May 6, 1919, art 8; D. August 19, 1921, art 13), 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_19360911_2802/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Blaye_-_1996.doc