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Decree No 2001-639 of July 12, 2001 modifying the decree of April 28, 1948 relating to the definition of the appellation contrôlée “Fitou” - J.O n° 165 of July 19, 2001 Decree of February 21, 2005 modifying the decree of April 28, 1948 relating to the controlled label of origin “Fitou” - J.O n° 48 of February 26, 2005 page 3490 text n° 81
Article 1 (Modified, D. July 12, 2001) Only are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Fitou” the red wines which answer the conditions of this decree. The geographical surface of production includes/understands the territory of the following communes of the department of the Aude: Cascastel, Cellar-
of-Treillised vineyards, Fitou, the Palm, Leucate, Paziols, Treillised vineyards, Tuchan and Villeneuve-the-Corbières. The wines result from grape harvest collected on a surface delimited by pieces or parts of piece, as approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin in session of February 4, 1949. The compartmental surface thus delimited is deferred on the cadrastal maps deposited to the town hall of the communes concerned.
Article 2 (Replaced D. December 10, 1987, Replaced D. July 12, 2001; Replaced D. February 25, 2005) The wines come from following type of vines: -
principal type of vines: carignan NR, grenache NR, mourvèdre NR and syrah NR; - complementary type of vines: cinsaut NR, lledoner pelut NR. The lledoner pelut NR is authorized only for the pieces planted before July 20, 2001. Encépagement is included/understood like that of the totality of the pieces of the exploitation producing the wine of name. The proportion of carignan NR cannot be higher: - to 70% of encépagement if the proportion of the whole of the type of vines mourvèdre NR and syrah NR is at least equal to 10% of encépagement, or - to 60% of encépagement if the proportion of the whole of the type of vines mourvèdre NR and syrah NR is lower than 10% of encépagement. The proportion of cinsaut NR cannot be higher than 10% of encépagement.
Article 3 The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Fitou” will have to come from môuts at least containing 204 grams of natural sugar per liter and to present, after fermentation, a minimum alcoholic strength of 12°.
Article 4 (Modified, D. December 10, 1987) The basic output of the controlled label of origin “Fitou” is fixed at 45 hectolitres per hectare of vine in production. [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 young vines only as from the second year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31.
Article 5 (Modified, D. July 12, 2001) The vines producing the wine being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Fitou” must be led in the short face with a maximum of 12 eyes per stock, that is to say 6 coursons in 2 eyes with the possibility from 8 to 10 coursons to 1 eye in cord of Royat. However, the syrah NR could be led in the long face (Guyot) with a maximum of 10 eyes per stock, including coursons of return, that is to say 6 eyes on the rod with 2 coursons in 2 eyes, or 8 eyes on the rod with 1 courson in 2 eyes. The vines producing the wine being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Fitou” must have a minimal density of 3.300 ceps/ha with a maximum spacing between the rows of 2,5 m.
Article 6 (Modified D. February 4, 1953; Modified, D. July 12, 2001; Modified D. February 25, 2005) The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Fitou” come from grapes collected with good maturity and vinified in accordance with the local practice. They profit from all the oenological processes currently authorized by the laws and payments in force, other than the concentration which is prohibited. They must present a red colouring dark ruby and can be delivered to consumption only after one minimal duration of breeding nine months. The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Fitou” cannot be put in circulation without a certificate of approval delivered by the national Institute of the labels of origin at the end of the examinations analytical and organoleptic as envisaged by the regulation in force.
Article 7 The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée will be asserted “Fitou” 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, invoices, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above being accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters.
Article 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 “Fitou” 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 labels of origin (L.1er August 1905, art 1 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_19480428_73702/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC Fitou__2005-