AOC Mâcon (vins blancs) machine translated reference / legal text
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Decree of February 26, 1999 relating to the controlled label of origin “Transfered-Clessé” - J.O n° 50 of February 28, 1999 (Modified D. February 26, 1999) - the provisions relating to name “Mason-Clessé” and “Mason-Transfered” in the decree of July 31, 1937 relating to name “Mason” for the wines white are repealed.
Art 1st. -
(Modified, D. Dec 10, 1958, then D. June 9, 1959) - Only are entitled to name “Mâcon” or “Pinot-Chardonnay-Mâcon” the white wines which, answering the conditions hereafter were collected inside the territory of the district of Mâcon, on the communes, parts of communes or pieces which are delimited by the commission of experts named by the management committee of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, in consideration of the nature of their ground and the local practice, honest and constant. Only the wines produced respectively on each following commune, in the pieces having been the subject of a special delimitation by the commission of experts inside the delimited surface of name “Mâcon” or “Pinot-Chardonnay-Mâcon” will be able to profit from name “Mâcon-Villages” or to associate the name of their commune of origin to that of Mâcon, in the condition that this one is placed before the name of common the printed paper form in identical characters and that the wines answer the particular regulations envisaged in articles 3 and 4; Azé, Berzé-the-City, Berzé-le-Châtel, Bissy-la-Mâconnaise, Burgy, Bussières, Headlands, Chânes, Vault-of-Guinchay, Chardonnay, Charnay-lès-Mâcon, Chasselas, Chevagny-les-Chevrières, the Crib-on-Saone, Cruzilles, Davayé, Fuissé, Grévilly, Hurigny, Igé, Leynes, Loché, Lugny, Milly-Lamartine, Montbellet, Péronne, Pierreclos, Prissé, Pruzilly, theVinous one, Romanèche-Thorins, Saint-Love-Bellevue, Saint-Gengoux-in-Scissé, Saint-Symphorien-Ancelles, Saint-Vérand, Sologny, Solutré-Pouilly, Vergisson, Verzé, Vinzelles, Uchizy. The plans establish by the experts will be, after approval by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, deposited with the town hall of the common interested parties.
Art 2. -
The wines being entitled to name “Mâcon” or “Pinot-Chardonnay-Mâcon” will have to come from following type of vines other than very other: White Pinot and Chardonnay.
Art 3. -
(Replaced D. October 1, 1985) - to be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Mâcon” or “Pinot-Chardonnay-Mâcon”, the white wines must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 10%. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 153 grams per liter of must. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a total voluminal alcoholometric title of 13%, under penalty of losing the right to name considered. The white wines for which the addition of the word “Villages was asserted” or of the name of the commune of origin to that of the appellation contrôlée “Mâcon” must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 11%. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 170 grams per liter of must. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a total voluminal alcoholometric title of 13,5% under penalty of losing the right to name considered. However, the benefit of one or the other of names referred to above can be granted to the wines of a total voluminal title alcoholometric higher than the limits 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 of the wines and brandies after investigation carried out into his request presented 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 Directorate-General of the taxes and the Management of the consumption and the repression of the frauds. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above can be modified when the climatic conditions justify it by joint decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for the budget and consumption, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, after opinion of the interested producers' associations. The wines meeting the conditions of name “Mâcon” followed by the name of the commune of origin will also have right to name “higher Mâcon”.
Art 4. -
(Modified, D. August 26, 1982) [The basic output aimed to the article 1st of the decree n° 74.872 of modified October 19, 1974 relating to the producing output of the vineyards of the wines with controlled label of origin is fixed, for the wines of names “Mâcon”, “Pinot-Chardonnay-Mâcon”, “higher Mâcon”, “Mâcon-Villages” and “Mâcon” followed by the name of the commune of origin, with 60 hectolitres per hectare.] [See also the decrees n° 74.872 of October 19, 74.958 modified of November 20 and 75.842 of September 8: - ceiling limits classification: 20% - percentage of increase envisaged in article 6 of the decree referred to above n° 74.872: 60% of the annual output of name “ordinary Burgundy large”.] (Supplemented, D. 79.647 of July 27, 1979) - 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.
Art 5. -
In a one year deadline, proposals tending to specify a regulation of the density of the plantations and size will have to be made at the national committee of the labels of origin, by the federation of agricultural associations of the district of Mâcon. (A. Sept. 17, 1956). Nevertheless, are prohibited, from the publication of this decree, the practices of the incision annular or any other similar and that of the torsion of the vine shoot.
Art 6. -
The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Mâcon” or “Pinot-Chardonnay-Mâcon” will have to come from grapes collected with good maturity and vinified in accordance with the local practice.
Art 7. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée will be asserted “Mâcon” or “Pinot-Chardonnay-Mâcon” 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, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above being accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters. [The wines of name “Mâcon” white can profit, in accordance with the provisions of the decree of November 15, 1967 (cf drives “early product Wines”, of the qualification “Wine of early product”]
Art 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 “Mâcon” or “Pinot-Chardonnay-Mâcon”, 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, D. August 19, 1921), 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_19370731_44502/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Macon_ (vins_blancs) _-_1999.doc