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Art 1st. -

(Modified, D. July 1, 1952) - Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Crozes-Hermitage”, the red wines and white which, answering the conditions hereafter, were collected on the territory of the communes of Serfs, Erôme, Gervans, Larnage, Crozes-Hermitage, Silvering-the Hermitage, Mercurol, Chanos-Curson, Beaumont-Monteux, Rock-of-Glun, Bridge-in-the Isere, other than the grounds which, by the nature of their ground or their exposure, are unsuitable producing the wine of name. 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 Institute of the labels of origin and the layout established by their care will be deposited in the town halls of the common interested parties. The name of Hermitage, with or without H, will be able in accordance with the regulations of the judgement of June 25 l936, to appear only or joined to very other, in no name other than the appellation contrôlée referred to above and that of “Hermitage” or “the Hermitage”.

Art 2. -

(Supplemented, D. October 9, 1956) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Crozes-Hermitage” will have to come from the following seedlings, other than all others: For the white wines: Roussanne and Marsanne; For the red wines: Syrah. However, the addition is authorized, within the limit of white grape 15% of marsanne and roussanne to the grape harvest intended to produce red wine.

Art 3. -

(Replaced, D. April 5, 1982) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Crozes-Hermitage” must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 10%. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 162 grams per liter of must for the red wines and 153 grams per liter of must for the white wines. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 13% under penalty of losing the right to 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 national Institute of the labels of origin, after investigation carried out into its request presented at least eight days 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 could be modified, when the climatic conditions justify it, by joint decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for consumption, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.

Art 4. -

(Modified, D. August 27, 1986) - the appellation contrôlée “Crozes-Hermitage” will be granted only to the producers whose harvest will not have exceeded 45 hectolitres of average per hectare. [These provisions were supplemented by the decrees n° 74.872 of October 19, 74.958 modified of November 20 - ceiling limits classification: 10%.] [(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. -

The vines producing the wine being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Crozes-Hermitage” will have to be cut in two eyes to the maximum in addition to the bourillon except the seedlings of Syrah for which a long size is authorized.

Art 6. -

The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Crozes-Hermitage” 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, except for the concentration and of the congelation which are prohibited.

Art 7. -

The wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the appellation contrôlée “Crozes-Hermitage” could not be declared, after harvest, offered to the public, dispatched, put on sale or sold, without in the declaration of harvest, in 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.

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 “Crozes-Hermitage”, 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_19370304_43702/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Crozes-Hermitage_-_1989.doc