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EDVR Fine Bordeaux machine translated reference / legal text

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Art 1st. -

Only are entitled to regulated name “Fine Bordeaux” the brandies answering the conditions hereafter enumerated and coming from wines collected and distilled in the surface of production of the wines with appellation contrôlée “Bordeaux”.

Art 2. -

The wines intended for the production of the brandies for which is asserted regulated name “Fine Bordeaux” must come exclusively from following type of vines: Principal type of vines: ugni white and colombard in the proportion minimum of 70%. Additional type of vines: merlot white, mauzac and ondenc, in the maximum proportion of 30%.

Art 3. -

The wines used for the development of brandies must present an alcoholometric title maximum asset of 10°. Only in ? uvre the wines not having been chaptalized and not having received can be put any addition of sulphur dioxide. Unsuitable wines with consumption for any other reason that an insufficiency of degree or an excess of volatile acidity cannot be used. The volatile acidity of the wines put in ? uvre, expressed in sulphuric acid, should not exceed a gram per liter.

Art 4. -

Any wine producer intended for the production of brandy for which is asserted regulated name “Fine Bordeaux” must, at the time of his declaration of harvest, to complete moreover a declaration of encépagement comprising the designation of the communes, the cadastral identification and the surface of the pieces in which are originating these wines, the nomenclature of type of vines and the quantities of wine intended for the production of above mentioned brandy. This declaration of encépagement is drawn up in exemplary triple; first is preserved by the interested party, second is joined to the declaration of harvest, third is intended for the national institute of the labels of origin.

Art 5. -

To be entitled to regulated name “Fine Bordeaux”, the brandies must be obtained exclusively by distillation in two successive operations, by means of stills with pass by again. Distillation must be carried out before April 1 of the year which follows that of harvest.

Art 6. -

To be entitled to regulated name “Fine Bordeaux”, the brandies must present, at the temperature 20°C, the following alcoholometric title: On the outlet side of the stills: 65,12° G.L at least and 72,07° G.L to the maximum (either, respectively, at the temperature of 15°C: 65° G.L and 72° G.L.), At the moment of the sale to the consumer: 40,14° G.L at least (either, at the temperature of 15°C: 40° G.L.). In all the cases, they must present a content of volatile elements other that the alcohol of 350 grams at least per hectolitre of pure alcohol, given according to the methods of analysis envisaged with the decree of July 31, 1973.

Art 7. -

The brandies cannot be put in circulation with regulated name “Fine Bordeaux” without a certificate of approval delivered by the national institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of an interprofessional inspection board indicated by the aforementioned institute on proposal of the interested professional organizations. Rules of procedure approved by the national institute, of the labels of origin determine the conditions of delivery of the certificate of approval.

Art 8. -

In the establishments where, using the same apparatuses, the alcohols reserved for the State and brandies are manufactured profiting from regulated name “Fine Bordeaux”, one month a minimum time must be run out between this two manufacture.

Art 9. -

The brandies for which, under the present decree, is asserted regulated name “Fine Bordeaux”, cannot be declared for manufacture, be offered to the consumers, be dispatched, put on sale or be sold without, in the declaration of manufacture, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, name being registered and is accompanied by the mention “Name regulated” in very apparent characters.

Art 10. -

Use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a brandy is entitled to name regulated above, whereas it does not answer all the conditions envisaged with the present 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, and makes lose with this brandy the benefit of the provisions of the paragraph C of the article 1st of the law of January 13, 1941. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19740805_9302/11/2006 Downloadable document: EDVR_Fine_Bordeaux.doc