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Decree of August 14, 1996 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 198 of August 25, 1996 Decree of October 20, 1997 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 246 of October 22, 1997
Art 1st. -
(Modified, D. December 6, 1938, supplemented, D. November 19, 1962 and modified, D. October 14, 1974, Replaced and Supplemented, D. August 14, 1996) - Only are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Chinon”, supplemented or not by the words “Loire Valley”, the red, rosy and white wines answering the conditions fixed hereafter.
Art 1st. (a) -
The surface of production of the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Chinon” is delimited inside the following communes of the department of the Indre-and-Loire: Anché, Oats, Avon-the-Rocks, Beaumont-in-Minnow, Chinon, Cravant-the-Slopes, Crouzilles, Huismes, Island-Bouchard (It), Ligré, Panzoult, River, Rock-Clermault (It), Saint-Benoit-the-Forest, Savigny-in-Minnow, Sazilly, Tavant, Theneuil.
Art 1st for the third time. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Chinon”, the wines must result from grape harvest collected in the surface of production delimited by piece or part of piece, such as it was approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin during the meeting of the 21 and May 22, 1996, on Commission proposal of experts indicated to this end. The surface of production thus delimited is deferred on the cadrastal maps deposited to the town hall of the communes concerned. On a purely transitory basis, the pieces planted in vines excluded from the delimited surface “Chinon”, identified by their cadastral references, their surface and their encépagement whose list was approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin during the meeting of the 21 and May 22, 1996, provided they answer the conditions fixed by this decree, continue to profit for their harvest from the right to the controlled label of origin “Chinon” until their pulling up and at the latest until harvest 2025 included.
Art 2. -
(Replaced D. May 23, 1980) - to be entitled to name D controlled origin “Chinon”, the wines must come from following type of vines, other than very other: has) White wines: chenin or pinot of the Loire; b) Red and rosy wines: Principal type of vine: frank or Breton cabernet; Additional type of vine: cabernet sauvignon, limited to 10% maximum of encépagement. However, the controlled label of origin “Chinon” could be asserted until the harvest of the year 2000 for the red and rosy wines produced in the exploitations which, at the date of this decree, have more than 10% of cabernet sauvignon, without the percentage of this type of vine being able however to exceed 25%. “
Art 3. -
(Replaced, D. December 19, 1983) - to be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Chinon”, the 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 vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 153 grams per liter of must. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 13 p. 100 under penalty of losing the right to this name. However, the benefit of name can be granted to the wines of a total voluminal title alcoholometric higher than the limit referred to above and worked out without any enrichment if the informant justifies of a certificate issued by the I.N.A.O after investigation carried out into his request presented before the vintage of the vines concerned. The notifications of the exemptions aimed to the preceding subparagraph must be addressed to the local services of the general direction of the taxes and the direction of the consumption and the repression of the frauds. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above can be modified when the climatic conditions justify it by joint decree of the Minister for agriculture and the minister in charge of consumption, on proposal of the I.N.A.O., after opinion of the interested producers' associations.
Art 4. -
(Modified, D. December 23, 1982, replaced, D.20 October 1997) - the basic output aimed to the article 1st of the decree n° 93-1067 of September 10, 1993 relating to the producing output of the vineyards of the wines with controlled label of origin is fixed at 55 hectolitres with the hectare for the red, rosy and white wines. The output stop aimed to article 4 of the aforesaid decree is fixed at: 67 hectolitres with the hectare for the red and rosy wines; 69 hectolitres with the hectare for the white wines. The benefit of the controlled label of origin can be granted to the wines coming from the young vines only as from the second year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31.
Art 5. -
(Replaced, D. October 20, 1997) - to be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Chinon “the wines must come from vines planted, conduits and cut in accordance with the following provisions: 1° Plantation and minimal conduiteDensity with the plantation of 4.500 feet to the hectare. Spacing of 2,10 meters to the maximum enters the rows. Distance from 0,55 meter to the maximum between the ground and the lower wire of training. However, the vines planted before October 1, 1997 not answering these provisions will be able, on a purely transitory basis, to profit from the right to name until their pulling up and at the latest until harvest of the year 2025 included. These vines will have also to be identified on the declarations of encépagement envisaged in article 7 of the decree n° 87-854 of October 22, 1987 relating to encépagement and with the output of the vineyards in the exploitations producing of the wines, sweet aperitif wines and liqueur wines to label of origin. 2° TailleLes practical of the annular incision or very other practises similar and that of the torsion of the vine shoot are prohibited. Frank the eye term must get along as being an eye detached of the crown and joined with an offshoot developed or not. has) For the type of vines frank cabernet and cabernet sauvignon, the following modes are authorized: - is the simple Guyot size, with a long wood or” wine crop “carrying seven frank eyes to the maximum; - is the size with two” half-rods “carrying each one four frank eyes to the maximum. In both cases, the stock can carry one or two let us coursons or cut” coal dusts “in two frank eyes to the maximum. The total of the frank eyes by stock cannot in no case to exceed onze.b) For the type of vine chenin or pineau of the Loire, the only short size is authorized, the various arms carry one or two let us coursons cut in four frank eyes to the maximum and the total of frank eyes per stock cannot exceed eleven. On a purely transitory basis, and until 2025, the vines planted before 1992 will be able to carry a long wood in seven frank eyes to the maximum, a courson in two frank eyes and a recall of control in a frank eye.
Art 6. -
The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Chinon” will have to come from collected grapes with good maturity etvinifiés in accordance with the local practice. The rosy wines will have to come exclusively from red grapes vinified into rosy in accordance with the local practice. They will profit from all the oenological processes authorized by the laws and payments in force, except for the concentration which is prohibited. (Supplemented, D. August 24, 1961) - the wines could not be put in circulation with this name without a certificate issued by an inspection board, indicated by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies on a proposal from the trade union of name. This commission will examine whether the wine answers the conditions fixed by the regulation in force, and in particular by this decree. Its opinion will be transmitted to interested and the indirect tax authorities. Rules of procedure approved by the national institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies will determine the procedure to be followed for the delivery of the certificate. [These provisions were supplemented by the decree n° 74-871 of October 19.]
Art 7. -
(Replaced D. October 14, 1974) - the wines for which, under the present decree, is asserted the appellation contrôlée “Chinon”, supplemented or not by the words “Loire Valley” not being able to be declared after harvest, to be offered to the public, to be dispatched, put on sale or to be sold without, in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above are registered and accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée”, the whole in very apparent characters. The name of name must be registered on the labels in characters whose dimensions, as well in height as in width, should not be lower than half of those of the characters of any other mention appearing there. In addition, dimensions of the characters of the mention “Loire Valley” should not be higher, as well in height as in width, to two thirds of those of the characters composing the name of name.
Art 8. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Chinon”, 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_19370731_12402/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Chinon_-_1997.doc