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Decree of December 29, 1997 relating to the controlled label of origin “Grand Roussillon” - J.O n° 302 of December 30, 1997

Art 1st. (replaced D. December 29, 1997) -

Only to the controlled label of origin “Grand Roussillon” the sweet aperitif wines are entitled which answer the conditions enumerated hereafter: The surface of production is delimited inside the territory of the following communes: Department of the Eastern Pyrenees Bages, Argelès, Baho, Baixas, Banyuls-on-Sea, Banyuls-dels-Aspres, Bélesta, Boulou, Scrambled, Cabestany, Caixas, Calce, Camelas, Canet, Canohès, Box-of-Bolt, Cassagnes, Castelnou, Cerbère, Céret, Claira, Collioure, Corbère, Corbère-the-Huts, Corneilla-of-the-River, Corneilla-LED-Vercol, the Lock, Elne, Espira-in-the Agly, Estagel, Fourques, Ille-on-Small fireclay cup, Laroque-of-Albères, Latour-Bas-Elne, Latour-of-France, Lesquerde, Llauro, Llupia, Maureillas, Maury, Millas, Montauriol, Montescot, Montesquieu, Montner, Nétiach, Opoul-Périllos, Ortaffa, Palau-LED-Vidre, Pia, Passa, Perpignan, Peyrestortes, Pézilla-of-the-River, Planèzes, Pollestres, Ponteilla, Port-Vendres, Rasiguères, Reynès, Rivesaltes, Saint-Andrew, Holy-Dove, Saint-Estève, Saint-Féliu-in Amont, Saint-Féliu-Aval, Saint-Génis-of-Fountains, Saint-Hippolyte, Saint-Jean-Lassaille, Saint-Jean-Pla-of-Corts, Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Paul-of-Fenouillet, Saleilles, Salses, Soler, Sorède, Tautavel, Water troughs, Thuir, Tordères, Toulouges, Tresserre, Trouillas, Villelongue-dels-Mounts, Villemolaque, Villeneuve-of-the-Raho, Villeneuve-of-the-River, Vingrau, Vivès. Department of the Aude Cascastel, Cellars, Fitou, Lapalme, Leucate, Paziols, Treillised vineyards, Tuchan, Villeneuve-of-Corbières. The wines must result from grape harvest collected in the surface of production delimited by pieces or parts of pieces such as it was approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin during the meeting of May 10, 1973 on propososition of the commission of experts indicated to this end. The plans of delimitation are, after carryforward on the cadrastal maps, deposited in town hall of the common interested parties.

Art 2. -

The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Grand Roussillon” will have obligatorily to come from following type of vines, other than all others: Principal type of vines White muscatel with small grains, muscatel of Alexandria says Roman Muscat, grenache black, gray or white, maccabéo, tourbat say Malvoisie of Roussillon. Additional type of vines Black Carignan, cinsaut, syrah, listan. The proportion of additional type of vines will not be able encépagement to exceed 10% of total of the same piece.

Art 3. -

(Supplemented D. December 29, 1997) - the vines producing the wine with appellation contrôlée “Grand Roussillon” will have to be cut in accordance with the provisions hereafter: The only authorized size is the short size. The vine led out of goblet or range can carry a maximum of seven coursons cut in two frank eyes. The grenache being prone to the run-out could be cut long at the beginning of the year but, in the course of this one, it will have to be recut according to the mode mentioned above. The presence of fruit trees in a piece makes lose with its harvest the right to the appellation contrôlée. The irrigation is prohibited in some form that it is and at any time of the year, except exceptional exemption granted for vineyards or parts of vineyards, for the nonvegetative period of the vine by the national institute of the labels of origin and, out this period, by decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for the economy and finances, after opinion of this institute. The minimal density of the plantations is fixed at 3.700 feet with the hectare with a maximum spacing between the rows of 2,5 meters for all new plantation or replanting carried out starting from the publication of this decree.

Art 4. -

(Modified D. December 29, 1997) - the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Grand Roussillon” will have to be obtained with musts obligatorily having an initial natural wealth of sugar of 252 grams at least per liter, in which was made in the course of fermentation a contribution evaluated out of pure alcohol of 5% at least and 10% to the maximum of the volume of must implemented, using alcohol containing at least 96% vol. giving to the made wines a total minimum voluminal title alcoholometric of 21,5% (actual alcoholic strength and in power) with a minimum of actual alcoholic strength 15%. The appellation contrôlée “Grand Roussillon” will be given to the wines vinified like below: In red: by the maceration of must with the pulp of the grape lasting whole or part of fermentation. Into rosy or white: by the fermentation of separate musts of pulp before any beginning of fermentation. The denomination “Grand Roussillon Rancio” is reserved for the sweet aperitif wines with appellation contrôlée “Grand Roussillon” which vinified under the conditions above, have, because of their age and of the conditions particular to this soil, taken the taste known as of “rancio”. The mention of a type of vine cannot be reproduced on some parts that it either that if the product were obtained on the basis of this only type of vine. However, the mention “Muscatel” is prohibited. The operations of mutage must be carried out before December 31 of the year of harvest of musts. However, of the complements of mutage could be authorized or ordered by the Fraud Squad within the limit of a total addition of pure alcohol 10% before the delivery of the certificate envisaged in article 6 of this decree. Any operation of enrichment other than the mutage and the complements of mutage under the conditions noted above, and especially any operation of chaptalization concentration or congelation even within the legal limits is prohibited under penalty of making lose the right to the appellation contrôlée for the wine on which it would have been practised. The grape harvest of the young vines could be used for the development of the wine with appellation contrôlée “Grand Roussillon” only starting from the fourth sheet of the graft (this one included/understood) after grafting on the spot or installation of marble-grafted.

Art 4 (a). -

(Added D. December 29, 1997) - the wines with controlled label of origin “Grand Roussillon” must undergo a breeding with the property until September 1 of the second year which follows that of their development.

Art 5. -

The label of origin referred to above is applicable only within the limit of 30 hectolitres must per hectare of vine in production. This limit can be modified each year following the quantity and the quality of harvest, by decision of the management committee of the national institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, approved by decree of the Minister for agriculture after consultation of a commission of five members named by the national institute of the labels of origin, on the proposal of the trade union of defense most representative of the appellation contrôlée in question, adopted by a general assembly of the aforesaid trade union. The increases in the basic output are granted only in exceptional year where quality and quantity arise simultaneously. The surplus quantities are displaced. However individual exemptions can be granted by the national institute of the labels of origin after checking of the quality of the harvest and the conditions of production. The requests will have to be presented before the beginning of the grape harvest. When the output of the pieces from which the grapes come exceeds 40 hectolitres of must to the hectare, the producer loses the right to the sweet aperitif wine development for some proportion that it is harvest of these pieces.

Art 6. -

(Remplacé D.29 December 1997) - the wines for which the controlled label of origin “Grand Roussillon will be asserted” could not be put in circulation without a certificate of approval delivered by the national Institute of the labels of origin under the conditions envisaged by the decree n° 74-971 of October 19, 1974 relating to the analytical and organoleptic examinations of the wines with controlled label of origin.

Art 7. -

The wines for which, under the present decree will be asserted the appellation contrôlée and which will be presented under this name could not be declared after harvest, be offered to the consumers, be dispatched, put on sale or be sold without in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, name referred to above being registered and is accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters. The name of name will have to be reproduced on the labels in very apparent characters whose dimensions, as well in height as in width, will not be lower than 5 Misters.

Art 8. -

The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to appellation contrôlée “Grand Roussillon”, whereas they does not answer all the conditions fixed by this decree, will be continued in accordance with the general legislation into force on the frauds and the protection of the labels of origin (art 1 and 2, of the law of. August 1, 1905; art 8 of the law of. May 6, 1919; art 13 of the decree of. August 19, 1921, supplemented by the decree of September 30, 1949) without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary.

Art 9. -

The modified decree of October 23, 1957 relating to the appellation contrôlée “Grand Roussillon” is repealed. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19720519_44102/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Grand_Roussillon_-_1997.doc