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Decree of August 10, 1994 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 189 of August 17, 1994
Art 1st. -
Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Hermitage” or “the Hermitage”, with or without H, the red wines and white which, answering the conditions hereafter, were collected inside the surface of production, defined by the judgement of the court of dated June 25, 1936 Valence, such as it is reproduced on the plan annexed to that the judgement. However, for the districts of the Man and Pierelle, the experts appointed by the management committee of the national committee of the labels of origin, will have to trace, inside the judicially defined perimeter, the limits of the surface of production of the wines with appellation contrôlée, which will be appreciably confused with the line of break of slope plate. A carryforward on the cadrastal map will have to be made by their care and a specimen of this plan will be deposited in the town halls of Silvering-the Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage before July 31, 1937. The name of Hermitage will be able, in accordance with the regulations of the judgement of June 25, 1936, to appear only or joined to very other, in no name other than name referred to above and that of Crozes-Hermitage.
Art. 2. -
(Supplemented, D. August 10, 1994) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Hermitage” or “the Hermitage”, with or without H, will have to come from the following seedlings, other than all others: For the red wines: Syrah.Pour white wines: Roussanne and Marsanne. (Supplemented, D. Oct 9, 1956.) - However the addition within the limit of 15% is authorized, of white grapes of Marsanne and Roussanne to the grape harvest intended to produce the red wine. The wines with controlled label of origin “Hermitage” can be declared and presented with the particular mention “wine of straw” if they come from following type of vines other than all others: Marsanne, Roussanne.
Art. 3. -
(Replaced, D. April 5, 1982, Replaced, D. August 10, 1994). - The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Hermitage” must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 10,5p. 100 for the red wines and 11p. 100 for the white wines. The wines known as “of straw” owe present er a minimal total alcoholometric title of 19 voluminal p. 100 and an acquired voluminal alcoholometric title minimal of 14,5 p. 100.Ne can be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 171 grams per liter of must for the red wines and 161 grams per liter of must for the white wines. The wines known as “of straw” must have a minimal wealth of sugar of 325 grams per liter of must at the moment of pressing. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 13,5p. 100 for the red wines and of 14p. 100 for the white wines, under penalty of losing the right to name. The wines known as “of straw” should have been the subject of no enrichment. 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 his 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 customs and indirect rights and the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above can to be modified when the climatic conditions justify it, by joint decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for the economy, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.
Art 4. -
(Supplemented, D. August 10, 1994) - the appellation contrôlée “Hermitage” or “the Hermitage”, with or without H, will be granted only to the producers whose harvest will not have exceeded 40 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: 15%] (Modified, D. 94.277 of April 5, 1994). - The benefit of the controlled label of origin, 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. For the wines known as “of straw”, the basic output aimed to the article 1st of the decree n° 93.1067 of September 10, 1993 relating to the producing output of the vineyards of the wines with controlled label of origin is fixed at 15 hectolitres with the hectare. The limiting ceiling of classification envisaged with the first subparagraph of article 4 of the same decree is equal to the basic output. If, for the same given surface of vines in production, it is asserted at the same time name “Hermitage” and the name “Hermitage” followed by the mention “wine of straw”, the quantity declared in name “Hermitage” should not be higher than the difference between that likely to be asserted in this label of origin controlled and that declared in the name followed by the mention “wine of affected straw” of a coefficient K equal to 3.
Art. 5. -
The vines producing the wine being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Hermitage” or “the Hermitage”, with or without H, will have to be cut in two eyes maximum in addition to the bourillon, except the seedlings of Syrah, for which a long size is authorized.
Art 6. -
(Replaced, D. August 10, 1994) - the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Hermitage” or “the Hermitage”, with or without H, must be vinified in accordance with the local practice. They 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. To be declared and presented with the mention “wine of straw”, the wines with controlled label of origin “Hermitage” must satisfy moreover the various conditions of production enumerated below: - to have been the subject of a preliminary declaration before the vintage, then before pressing, near the local services of the national Institute of the labels of origin; - to be resulting from grape harvest collected in accordance with the provisions of article 3 above, harvest being able to intervene as of the date of the round of applause of the grape harvest; - to result from grape harvest vinified after one minimal duration of forty-five days of drying enters the effective date of harvest and the date of pressing. The grapes, gathered in good condition medical, must be put to dry on beds of straw or trays or suspended, in ventilated buildings naturally or artificially, in this case ventilation always intervening at the temperature of the surrounding air. (Addition, D. August 10, 1994)
Art 7. -
The wines cannot be put in circulation with the controlled label of origin “Hermitage” or “the Hermitage” with or without H, without a certificate issued by the national Institute of the labels of origin under the conditions envisaged by the decree n° 74.871 of modified October 19, 1974 relating to the examinations analytical and organoleptic of the wines with controlled label of origin. The wines known as “of straw” will have to be presented, tasted and to be approved with the analytical and organoleptic examination under their particular mention.
Art 8. -
(Modified and Supplemented, D. August 10, 1994) - the wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the appellation contrôlée “Hermitage” or “the Hermitage” with or without H, could not be declared, after harvest, offered to the public, dispatched, put on sale or sold, without in the declaration of harvest, 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. No wine will be able to leave the wine storehouses of the producers and the vinificators with the appellation contrôlée “Hermitage” without answering all them conditions required by this decree and without being accompanied by the title of movement of green color instituted by article 22 of the Order in Council of July 30, 1935. The wines known as “of straw” can be delivered to consumption only after one minimal breeding eighteen months. The wines known as “of straw” must be presented obligatorily with the indication of the year, the dimension of the characters of the mention “wine of straw” being limited to two thirds of that of the characters of the name of name “Hermitage”.
Art 9. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Hermitage” or “the Hermitage”, with or without H, 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_28902/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC Hermitage_1994.doc