AOC Limoux machine translated reference / legal text
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Decree of July 29, 1993 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 176 of August 1, 1993 Decree of May 4, 1995 relating to the controlled labels of origin, and - J.O Number 107 of May 6, 1995 Decree of June 23, 2004 modifying the decree of April 13, 1981 defining the controlled label of origin “Limoux” - J.O n° 146 of June 25, 2004 page 11546 Decree of February 21, 2005 modifying the decree of April 13, 1981 relating to the controlled label of origin “Limoux” - J.O n° 48 of February 26, 2005 page 3490 text n° 82 Article 1 (Replaced, D. of June 23, 2004) Only are entitled to L ? name D ? controlled origin “Limoux” the red and white still wines answering the conditions fixed hereafter. Article 2 These wines must result from grape harvest collected inside the delimited surface of production of name “Blanquette of Limoux” Article (à) (Added, D. of June 23, 2004) The wines result from collected grapes with L ? interior of L ? surface delimited of production of L ? name “Blanquette of Limoux” on pieces having made L ? object D ? a declaration D ? assignment near the services of L ? national Institut of names D ? origin at the latest on May 31 preceding harvest. This declaration D ? assignment is joined to the declaration of harvest. Article 3 (Replaced, D. July 29, 1993, Supplemented D. of June 23, 2004) To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Limoux”, the white wines must come from the type of vines mauzac (B), chardonnay (B) and chenin (B) other than very other. The mauzac must represent at least 15 p. 100 of encépagement. The wines must result from exploitation not comprising white hybrids. In this article, by the term encépagement, it is necessary to include/understand encépagement totality of the pieces producing the wine of name for the color considered. The red wines must come from following type of vines: merlot NR, frank cabernet NR, cabernet sauvignon NR, grenache NR, cot NR, syrah NR, carignan NR. The merlot NR must account for at least 50% of L ? encépagement. The type of vines grenache NR, cot NR, syrah NR, carignan NR must represent, together or separately, 30% minimum of L ? encépagement. The carignan NR cannot however not exceed 10% of L ? encépagement and could not be asserted any more starting from harvest 2010. The wine must come from L ? assembly D ? at least three type of vines, the two principal ones not being able encépagement to exceed more than 90% of L ?. Article 4 (Replaced, D. July 29, 1993, Replaced, D. May 4, 1995, Supplemented, D. of June 23, 2004) 1. Cut: Only to the controlled label of origin “Limoux” the wines are entitled coming from vines which were cut in accordance with the following provisions: has) For the type of vines mauzac and chenin: Either a short size with six is authorized coursons in two frank eyes, or a size with five let us coursons in two frank eyes and a courson in four frank eyes maximum. b) For the type of vine chardonnay: Is authorized either a simple size guyot comprising a rod in ten eyes maximum plus one or two let us coursons in two eyes, or a double size guyot comprising two rods in six eyes maximum plus two coursons in two frank eyes. c) For red type of vines: the short size with 6 is authorized coursons in 2 frank eyes maximum. D) For the type of vines syrah NR, frank cabernet NR, cabernet sauvignon NR, merlot NR and cot NR: is also authorized the long size with 6 eyes maximum and 1 to 2 let us coursons of return in 2 eyes maximum. 2. Density of plantation: The controlled label of origin “Limoux” is reserved for the wines coming from vines having a minimal density of 4.000 stocks at the hectare. The distance between the rows must be lower or equal to 2,50 meters.