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Decree of March 19, 1998 relating to certain labels of origin controlled of the Burgundy area - J.O n° 72 of March 26, 1998

Art 1st. -

Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Closed of VOUGEOT”, the red wines which, answering the conditions hereafter, were collected on the following territory of the commune of VOUGEOT: CLIMATE OR Place-DITCONTENANCEh.a.cClos of Vougeot50 22 40 (Supplemented, D. March 16, 1963, art 10). - The wines resulting from the climate of the “Field of VOUGEOT” which would not meet the conditions prescribed for this name could be indicated under the name of communal name “VOUGEOT”, followed expression “first believed”.

Art 2. -

The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Closed of VOUGEOT” will have to come from following type of vines other than all others: Pinot noirien, Pinot beurot, Pinot liébault. Nevertheless will be tolerated in encépagement of the vines producing the wine being entitled to the aforementioned name and throughout one fifteen year, the wines coming from the seedlings known as of Renevey, being specified that as from the year 1938, this type of vine will be interdict in all the plantations and all the replacements. The local use to incorporate in the vines intended to produce the wines with appellation contrôlée “Closed of VOUGEOT” a certain number of white seedlings; White or gray Pinot of Chardonnay, of which the percentage can amount to 15% to the maximum remains authorized.

Art 3. -

(Replaced D. October 1, 1985). - To be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Closed of VOUGEOT”, the wines must come 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 189 grams per liter of must. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a total voluminal alcoholometric title of 14,5%, under penalty of losing the right to name considered. However, the benefit of name referred to above 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 national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies 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 Directorate-General of the taxes and the Management 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 with the budget and consumption, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.

Art 4. -

(Modified, D. August 26, 1987). [The basic output aimed to the article 1st of decree 74.872 of modified October 19, 1974 relating to the producing output of the vineyards of the wines with controlled label of origin is fixed, for the wines of Closed name the “of VOUGEOT”, with 35 hectolitres per hectare. Only can profit from an output higher than the basic output, within the maximum limit of the limiting ceiling of classification, for a given surface of vine producing of the wines being entitled to Closed name “of VOUGEOT”, the informants who made of it the request at the national Institute of the labels of origin before the vintage of the vines in question and which were subjected to the checking of their harvest by the commission of five members envisaged with the article 1st of the decree modified 74.872 of October 19, 1974.] [See also decrees 74.872 of October 19, 74.958 modified of November 20: - ceiling limits classification: 20%.] (D. 87.854 of October 22, 1987). - The benefit of name can be granted to the wines coming from 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. -

Within one year, of the proposals tending to specify a regulation of the size will have to be made at the national Committee of the labels of origin by the trade union of defense of the Field of VOUGEOT. (A. September 17, 1956). Nevertheless, are prohibited from the publication of this decree, the practices of the incision annular or any other similar and that of the torsion of the vine shoot.

Art 6. -

(Modified, D. March 19, 1998) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Closed of VOUGEOT” will have to come from grapes collected with good maturity and vinified in accordance with the local practice. They will profit from all the oenological processes currently authorized by the laws and payments in force.

Art 7. -

(Supplemented, D. December 6, 1988). - The wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the appellation contrôlée “Closed of VOUGEOT” could not 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, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above being accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters. The ranking “Great Vintage” must obligatorily be reproduced on the label. This mention is carried immediately below the name of name in characters to most equal, as well in height as in width, to two thirds of those used for 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 “Closed of VOUGEOT”, 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_19202/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Clos_de_Vougeot_-_1998__.doc