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Decree of August 21, 1990 relating to the controlled label of origin “Creaming of Limoux” - J.O Number 197 of August 26, 1990 Modifié by: Decree of May 4, 1995 relating to the controlled labels of origin, and - J.O Number 107 of May 6, 1995
Art 1st. -
Only are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Creaming of Limoux” the sparkling wines elaborate under the conditions fixed by this decree. They must be only elaborate starting from still wines known as basic wines answering the conditions defined below. These basic wines appear in the declarations of harvest under the denomination “Wine intended for the development of “Creaming of Limoux””.
Art 2. -
The denomination “Wine intended for the development of “Creaming of Limoux”” is reserved for the wines produced in the surface of production delimited inside the territory of the following communes: Alet, Ajac, Antugnac, Bouriège, Countryside-on-Aude, Cassaignes, Castelreng, Cepie, Conilhac-of-the-Mountain, Couiza, Cournanel, Coustaussa, Worthy-of Upstream, Worthy-of Downstream, Esperaza, F, Festes-and-Saint-Andre, Gaja-and-Villedieu, Gardie, Ladern-on-Lauquet, the Snake, Limoux, Loupia, Luc-on-Aude, Magrie, Malras, Montazels, Pauligne, Peyrolles, Pieusse, Pomas, Roquetaillade, Rouffiac-in Aude, Saint-Couat-of-Razès, Saint-Hilaire, Saint-Polycarpe, Greenhouses, Toureilles, Vendémies, Villar-Saint-Anselme, Villebazy and Villelongue-in Aude. The surface of production delimited by pieces or parts of piece is identical to that approved by the national Committee of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies for the controlled label of origin “Blanquette of Limoux” and whose plans are deposited in the town halls of the common interested parties.
Art 3. -
The denomination “Wine intended for the development of “Creaming of Limoux”” is reserved for the wines coming from the type of vines mauzac (B), chardonnay (B), chenin (B).
Art 4. -
(Replaced, D. May 4, 1995) - 1. Cut: The denomination “Wine intended for the development of Creaming of Limoux” is reserved for the wines coming from vines cut in accordance with the following provisions: has) For the type of vines mauzac and chenin: Either a short size with six is authorized coursons in two frank eyes, or a size with five let us coursons in two frank eyes and a courson in four frank eyes maximum. b) For the type of vine chardonnay: Is authorized either a simple size guyot comprising a rod in ten eyes maximum plus one or two let us coursons in two frank eyes, or a double size guyot comprising two rods in six eyes maximum plus two coursons in two frank eyes. 2. Density of plantation: The denomination “Wine intended for the development of Creaming of Limoux” is reserved for the wines coming from vines having a minimal density of 4.000 stocks at the hectare. The distance between the rows must be lower or equal to 2,50 meters.
Art 5. -
The denomination “Wine intended for the development of “Creaming of Limoux”” is reserved for the wines answering the conditions fixed by the decree n° 74-872 of modified October 19, 1974. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of the aforesaid decree is fixed at 7.500 kilogrammes of vintage at the hectare and the percentage envisaged in article 3 of the same decree is fixed at 20 p. 100. The benefit of this denomination 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 before August 31.
Art 6. -
The denomination “Wine intended for the development of “Creaming of Limoux”” is reserved for the wines of a minimum natural title alcoholometric voluminal of 9,5 p. 100, resulting from collected grapes with good maturity and having for any unit batch of vintage a natural richness corresponding at least to 153 grams of sugar per liter of must. The grapes must be put whole in the press. They should neither be crushed nor shelled. The wines intended for the development of Creaming of Limoux can be obtained only within the maximum limit of 100 liters must for 150 kilogrammes of vintage implemented. The wines known as of rebêche cannot claim with the denomination referred to above. They must account for 7 at least p. 100 of the quantities being entitled to this denomination and be the subject of a separate and specific mention in the declaration of harvest or manufacture. The weighing of the grapes is obligatory on the place of pressing as well as the behaviour of a notebook of press. This notebook specifies, for each marc, the date and the hour of the beginning of each operation, the weight of the grapes implemented by type of vine, their alcoholometric title in power, their origin, the name of the wine grower and volumes of musts obtained. It must be held on the spot with the provision of the agents of the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds and the general direction of the taxes. The use of any system of draining, pressing or pressing of the vintage by helicoid screw or press containing of the chains is interdict for making of these wines. All the oenological processes authorized by the laws and payments in force can be used other than the concentration which is prohibited.
Art 7. -
In the declarations of harvest and stock, invoices, book and all other documents accompanying the wine and the vintage, the denomination “Wine intended for the development of “Creaming of Limoux”” is obligatory.
Art 8. -
The wines with controlled label of origin “Creaming of Limoux” can be elaborate only starting from the wines declared under the denomination “Wine intended for the development of “Creaming of Limoux”” including: - at least 30 p. 100 of wine resulting from the type of vines chardonnay and chenin considered overall; - to the maximum 20 p. 100 of wine resulting from each type of vine chardonnay and chenin considered separately.
Art 9. -
The wines with controlled label of origin “Creaming of Limoux” must be elaborate a second fermentation in bottles in accordance with the decree of March 19, 1939 referred to above and inside the surface of production aimed to article 2 above. Pulling in bottles where the catch of foam is carried out cannot take place before January 1 year which follows that of harvest. The shelf life in bottles on dregs cannot be lower than nine months. One year a minimum time is required between the date of addition of that and drawn-off liquid of marketing. The wines must have, after discharging, a carbon dioxide overpressure at least equal to 3,5 atmospheres, measured at the temperature of 20°C. Their content total sulphur dioxide should not exceed 150 milligrams per liter. They must at least present an acquired voluminal alcoholometric title of 10 p. 100 and 13 p. 100 at the maximum.
Art 10. -
The wines cannot be put in circulation with name “Creaming of Limoux”, 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 n° 74-871 of October 19, 1974 referred to above.
Art 11. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, is asserted name “Creaming of Limoux” and which is presented under the aforementioned name not being able to be declared after harvest, to be offered to the consumers, 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, I' label of origin referred to above are registered and accompanied by the mention “Appellation contrôlée”, the whole in very apparent characters. On the labels, dimensions of the characters composing the words “Creaming” and “Limoux” must be equal between them and at least equal, as well in height as in width, with half of those of the largest characters appear on these same labels.
Art 12. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that wines are entitled Creaming to the appellation contrôlée “of Limoux” whereas they do not answer all the conditions fixed by this decree is 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.
Art 13. -
The sparkling wines profiting from the controlled label of origin “Blanquette of Limoux”, worked out with the basic wines of harvests 1988 or 1989, can be allowed for the benefit of the controlled label of origin “Creaming of Limoux” if they obtain within three month, starting from the date of publication of this decree, the certificate of approval envisaged in article 10 above. The wines held by the wholesale dealers will be subjected to the same procedure but, in this case, samplings will be carried out by the agents of the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19900821_43502/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Cremant_de_Limoux_-_1995.doc