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Art 1st. -
Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Pale of Bellegarde”, the white wines which, answering the conditions hereafter, have collected on the Pieces of the commune of Bellegarde (Gard), located on the Twyers-side covered by alpine diluvium. The experts appointed by the management Committee of the national Institute of the labels of origin will delimit the surface of production thus defined. The plan established by their care will be, after approval by the national Institute, deposited with the town hall of Bellegarde.
Art 2. -
The wines being entitled to Pale name “of Bellegarde” will have to come from the Clairette type of vine other than all others.
Art 3. -
(Replaced D. August 16, 1989) - the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Pale of Bellegarde” must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural alcoholometric title of 11%. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 178 grams per liter of must.
Art 4. -
(Modified, D. November 15, 1983) - the appellation contrôlée “Pale of Bellegarde” will be granted only within the limit of 60 hectolitres per hectare of vine in production. (Al 2, 3 repealed D. 74.872 of October 19) [These provisions were supplemented by decree 93-1067 of September 10, 1993] [(D. 87.854 of October 22, 1987) - the benefit of name 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. August 16, 1989) - the vines being entitled to Pale name “of Bellegarde” must be led in the short face exclusively, with a maximum from six to eight let us coursons cut in one or two frank eyes in addition to the bourillon. The vines must be planted with a minimal density of 4.000 feet to the hectare for any plantation or replanting carried out starting from marketing year 1988/1989.
Art 6. -
(Modified, D. May 6, 1988) - (Replaced D. August 16, 1989) - For the development of the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Pale of Bellegarde”, the use of the continuous presses is prohibited. These wines profit from all the oenological processes authorized by the regulation in force.
Art 7. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the appellation contrôlée “Pale of Bellegarde” could not be declared after harvest, be offered to the consumers, be dispatched, put on sale or sold, without, in the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above being accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters. They could not be put in circulation, without a certificate of quality, issued, after analysis and tasting, by a commission of tasters appointed by the national Institute of the labels of origin. It will be mentioned this certificate on the parts of control, delivered by the indirect tax authorities. Rules of procedure of the trade union of defense of “Pale of Bellegarde”, approved by the national Institute, will determine the procedure to be followed for the delivery of the certificate of quality. [These provisions were supplemented by the decree 74. 8 71 of October 19]
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 “Pale of Bellegarde”, 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_19490628_41302/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Clairette_de_Bellegarde_-_1989.doc