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Decree of October 2, 1992 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 235 of October 9, 1992 Decree of February 17, 1998 relating to the controlled label of origin “Maury” - J.O n° 42 of February 19, 1998

Art 1st. -

(Replaced, D. February 17, 1998) - Only to the controlled label of origin “Maury” the red sweet aperitif wines or white are entitled which answer the conditions hereafter: The surface of production of the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Maury” is delimited inside the communes of Maury, Tautavel, Saint-Paul-at-Fenouillet and Rasiguères, in the department of the Eastern Pyrenees. To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Maury”, 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 in its meeting of September 10, 1997, on Commission proposal of experts indicated to this end. The plans of delimitation are deposited in the town halls of the communes concerned, after carryforward on the cadrastal maps.

Art 2. -

(Replaced, D. October 2, 1992, Replaced, D. February 17, 1998) To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Maury” the wines must come from following type of vines, other than all others: For the red wines Principal type of vines: Black, gray and white Grenache, macabeu. The black percentage of grenache must be at least equal to 70% of encépagement and 75% of encépagement starting from harvest 2000. The percentage of maccabeu cannot exceed 15% of encépagement and 10% of encépagement starting from harvest 2000. Additional type of vines: Black Carignan, syrah NR. The proportion of additional type of vines cannot encépagement exceed 10% of total of the same piece. For the white wines White and gray Grenache, macabeu B, tourbat B, muscatel of Alexandria, white muscatel with small grains. The proportion of the muscatels is limited to 20% maximum of encépagement. In this article, by the term encépagement, it is necessary to include/understand encépagement totality of the pieces producing the wine of name. A round of applause of the grape harvest fixed by prefectoral decree on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin after opinion of the producers' association of name “Maury” will determine the beginning of the grape harvest.

Art 3. -

(Replaced, D. October 2, 1992) - the vines producing the wine with appellation contrôlée “Maury” 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 7 coursons cut in two frank eyes and the one-eyed one. The grenache being very 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 minimal density of the plantations is fixed at 3700 feet with the hectare with a maximum distance between the rows of 2,50 meters for all new plantation or replanting carried out starting from the publication of this decree. 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.

Art 4. -

(Replaced, D. October 2, 1992, Replaced, D. February 17, 1998) - the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Maury” 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 wines must be vinified like below: In red: by maceration of must with the pulp of the grape lasting whole or part of fermentation; In white: by fermentation of separate musts of pulp before any beginning of fermentation. 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 general direction of the customs and indirect rights within the limit of a total addition of 10% out of pure alcohol before the delivery of the certificate of approval envisaged to 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 label of origin controlled for the wine on which it would have been practised. The wines profiting from the controlled label of origin “Maury” should have been the subject of no caramel addition. The certificate of approval of the wines of name “Maury” could not be issued before September 1 of the year which follows that of their development. The denomination “Rancio” can be associated with name for the sweet aperitif wines of this name 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”.

Art 5. -

The label of origin referred to above is applicable only within the limit of the 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, of the 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 forty 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. -

(Replaced, D. October 2, 1992, Supplemented, D. February 17, 1998) - the wines cannot be put in circulation with the controlled label of origin “Maury” without a certificate issued by the national Institute of the labels of origin 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. The assembly of the white wines and the red wines profiting from the controlled label of origin “Maury” is interdict after delivery of this certificate.

Art 7. -

(Supplemented, D. February 17, 1998) - the wines for which under the present decree name “Maury will be asserted” 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 labels, leaflets, invoices, containers unspecified, the label of origin 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 characters whose dimensions as well in height as in width, will not be lower than half of the apparent characters being reproduced on the label. The type of vine mention can be reproduced on the same visual field only that of the name of name.

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 “Maury” whereas it does not answer all the conditions envisaged by this decree will be continued in accordance with the general legislation 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), without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary.

Art 9. -

The decree of August 6, 1936 concerning the appellation contrôlée “Maury” is repealed. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19720519_10502/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Maury_-_1998.doc