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Art 1st. -
Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Marsannay” the red or white wines answering the conditions fixed hereafter. However, the rosy wines collected inside the territory defined in article 3 and which answer the conditions fixed in the following articles are entitled to name “rosy Marsannay”
Art 2. -
The surfaces of production of the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay” are delimited inside the territory of the three following communes: Marsannay-the-coast, Couchey and Chenôve.
Art. 3. -
To be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay”, the wines must result from grape harvest collected in the surface of production of the controlled label of origin considered delimited by pieces or parts of pieces such as it was approved by the national Committee of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies during the meeting of the 17 and February 18, 1987, on Commission proposal of experts indicated to this end. The plans of delimitation are deposited with the town hall of the common interested parties. From these points of view were specified by different layouts two zones: - a first zone inside which can be produced the red and white wines being entitled to name “Marsannay”; - a second vaster zone, including the first, inside which can be produced the rosy wines being entitled to name “rosy Marsannay”.
Art 4. -
To be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Marsannay”, the wines must come from following type of vines: Red and rosy wines: pinot black, gray pinot or beurot. The local use to incorporate in the vintage intended for the red production of wine, of the gray type of vine or white type of vine vintage chardonnay or pinot white, gray pinot or beurot, remains authorized in the maximum proportion of 15%; White wines: chardonnay and pinot white.
Art 5. -
To be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay”, the wines must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of: 10,5% for the red and rosy wines; 11% for the white wines. 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 moûtEn in addition to, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines do not have to exceed a total voluminal alcoholometric title of 13,5% for the red wines, 14% for the white wines and 13% for the rosy wines, under penalty of losing the right to name considered. However, the benefit of name 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 an issued certificate by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies after investigation carried out into its 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 general direction of the taxes and the general direction of competition, 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 of State, Minister for the economy of finances and privatization, and the Minister for agriculture on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.
Art 6. -
Can claim with the appellation contrôlée “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay” only the wines answering the conditions of the decree n° 74.872 of October 19, 1974 referred to above. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of this decree is fixed at 40 hectolitres at the hectare for the red wines and at 45 hectolitres at the hectare for the white and rosy wines. The percentage envisaged in its article 3 is fixed at 20%. [(D. 87.854 of October 22, 1987) - the benefit of name can be granted to the wines coming from the young vines only as from the second year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31.]Only can profit from an output higher than the basic output, within the maximum limit of the limiting ceiling of classification, for a given surface of vine producing of the wines being entitled to name “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay”, the informants who made of it the request at the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies before the vintage of the vines in question and which was subjected to the checking of their harvest by the Commission of five members envisaged with the article 1st of the decree n° 74.872 of October 19, 1974 referred to above. When one collecting asserts, in its declaration of harvest, the benefit of several controlled labels of origin, the output withhectare declared for any of these names will not be able to exceed that declared for another name of a wine of comparable nature (white, rosy, red) whose ceiling of output is higher than that of name considered, except justification found valid by the national Institute of the labels of origin after investigation.
Art 7. -
The vines producing the wine of appellation contrôlée “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay” must be planted and cut, in accordance with the provisions envisaged by the decree of modified September 17, 1956.
Art 8. -
To be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay”, the wines must be elaborate according to the local practice; they profit from all the oenological processes authorized by the regulation in force.
Art 9. -
The wines cannot be put in circulation with the controlled label of origin “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay” without a certificate issued by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies under the conditions envisaged by the decree n° 74.871 of October 19, 1974 referred to above relating to the examinations analytical and organoleptic of the wines with controlled label of origin.
Art 10. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée is asserted “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay” and which are presented under the aforementioned name not being able to be declared after harvest, to be offered to the public dispatched, put on sale or to be sold without, in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, name referred to above are registered and accompanied by the mention appellation contrôlée, the whole in very apparent characters.
Art 11. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay” whereas it does not answer all the conditions of production fixed by this decree is continued, in accordance with the general legislation on the frauds and the protection of the labels of origin, without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary.
Art 12. -
The wines of harvests former to 1986 which received a certificate of approval “Burgundy Marsannay” or “Burgundy rosy Marsannay” as well as wines of the harvest 1986 for which one of these names was asserted can be allowed respectively for the benefit of the controlled label of origin “Marsannay” or “rosy Marsannay”: 1° If they answer all the regulations of this decree, except for the conditions of output and voluminal alcoholometric title maximum which, in exceptional circumstances, could be those applied the year considered to name actually asserted to the declaration of récolte2° If they obtain the certificate of approval envisaged in article 9, delivered above under the same conditions, after examinations analytical and organoleptic. For the wines of harvests former to 1986, this possibility will be granted only during one time maximum three months starting from the date of publication of this decree. The wines held by the wholesale dealers are subjected to the same procedure; however, in this case, samplings will be carried out by the agents of the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds.
Art 13. -
The provisions of the decree of June 3, 1965 relating to the mention of the names of “Marsannay-the-Coast” or “Marsannay” associated with the one of names “Burgundy”, “Burgundy rosy” or “Burgundy pale” are repealed.
Art 14. -
The minister of State, Minister for the economy, of finances and privatization, the Minister for agriculture and the Secretary of State near the Minister for the economy, finances and privatization, in charge with consumption and competition, are charged, each one in what relates to it, of the execution of this decree, which will be published in the Journal officiel de la République française. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19870519_60802/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC Marsannay_1989.doc