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Decree No 94-277 of April 5, 1994 relating to encépagement and the output of the vineyards in the exploitations producing of the wines, sweet aperitif wines and liqueur wines to label of origin - J.O Number 85 of April 12, 1994 Decree of August 24, 1994 relating to the controlled labels of origin and - J.O Number 197 of August 26, 1994 Decree of August 24, 1994 relating to the controlées labels of origin and (corrigendum) - J.O Number 210 of September 10, 1994 Decree of March 24, 1998 relating to the controlled labels of origin “Pauillac”, “Saint-Estèphe wine”, “Saint-Julien”, “Moulis”, “Médoc”, “High Médoc”, “Margaux” and “Listrac Médoc” - J.O n° 74 of March 28, 1998 Decree of August 29, 2002 relating to the controlled label of origin “Médoc” - J.O n° 206 of September 4, 2002 page 14693 Decree of June 23, 2004 modifying the decree of November 14, 1936 relating to the controlled label of origin “Médoc” - J.O n° 147 of June 26, 2004

Article 1 -

(Modified, D. of June 23, 2004) Seuls is entitled to the appellation contrôlée Médoc, the wines which, answering the conditions enumerated hereafter, were collected on the following territory: peninsula limited to the East by the Gironde and the Garonne, to the South by Jalle de Blanquefort, to the West by the Ocean, except for the following communes: Hourtin and Carcans (of the canton of the St. Lawrence), Brach, Saumos, Lacanau, the Temple, Porge (of the canton of Castelnau). Apart from these communes and inside the territory indicated above are excluded from the surface from production from the wines with appellation contrôlée “Médoc”, the grounds of modern alluvia and sands, on impermeable basements. The wines result from grapes collected in L ? surface geographical of production, in a surface delimited by piece or part of piece such qu ? it was approved, on Commission proposal D ? expert indicated to this end, by the national committee of the wines and brandies of L ? national Institut of names D ? origin at the following meetings: COMMUNESDATES OF MEETING Arsac, Cantenac, Labarde, Margaux, Soussans July 6, 1955 Moulis - in - Médoc November 9, 1960 Listrac - Médoc May 13, 1970 Blaignan, Civrac-Médoc, Couquèques, Gaillan - in - Médoc, Grayan - and - the Hospital, Lesparre - Médoc, Naujac - on - Sea, Ordonnac, Prignac - in - Médoc, Saint - Christoly - Médoc, Saint - Germain - of Esteuil, Saint - Vivien - of - Médoc, Saint - Yzans - of - Médoc, Salaunes, Soulac - on - Sea, Bruised, Valeyrac, Vendays - Montalivet, Vensac, the Verdon - on - Sea (it) February 14, 1985 Bégadan, Queyrac September 14, 1989Arcins, Blanquefort, Castelnau - of - Médoc, Cissac - Médoc, Cussac, Lamarque, Ludon - Médoc, Macau, Parempuyre, Pian - Médoc (it), Saint - Aubin - of - Médoc, the St. Lawrence - Médoc, Saint Médard's Day - in - Jalles, Saint - Saver, Saint - Seurin - of - Cadourne, Grey waxbill, Taillan - Médoc (it), Vertheuil June 1, 1990 Saint-Estèphe wine September 8, 1994 Pauillac November 6, 1997 Holy - Julien - Beychevelle November 6, 1997 Avensan, Jau - Dignac - and - Loirac February 11, 2004 L ? surface compartmental thus delimited is deferred on the cadrastal maps deposited to the town hall of the communes concerned.

Article 2Les wines being entitled to name controlled “Médoc” will have obligatorily to come from following type of vines, other than all others: cabernet-

sauvignon, cabernet frank, carmenère, merlot, small verdot and malbec. The type of vine large verdot is not authorized any more in the new plantations of vines intended for the production of the wine with appellation contrôlée “Médoc”, within ten year, from the promulgation of this decree, it must be removed encépagement. Article 3Les wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Médoc” will have obligatorily to come from musts containing at least and before any enrichment or concentration 170 grams from natural sugar per liter and to present, after fermentation, a minimum alcoholic strength of 10°.

Article 4 -

(Modified, D. March 22, 1983) the appellation contrôlée “Médoc” will be granted that to the producers whose harvest will not have exceeded 50 hectolitres per hectare of vines in production. (Modified, D. 94-277 of April 5, 1994) - 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.

Article 5 -

(Replaced, D. August 24, 1994, Modified, D. March 24, 1998, Modified D. August 29, 2002) the only authorized modes of size are: - size with cots and astes, the stock having two astes in five eyes maximum for the cabernet-sauvignon, the malbec, the merlot and small the verdot and in seven eyes maximum for the frank cabernet and the carmenère; - size with cots, in range with 4 arms or 2 cords, increasing a maximum number of 12 eyes by stock, whatever the type of vine. For any vine planted from September 1, 1994, the density of plantation must be 5.000 to 10.000 feet with the hectare. However, the vines already planted and of which the density is lower than 5.000 feet with the hectare will be able to profit from name “Médoc” until pulling up, and this at the latest until the harvest 2005 included subject to the respect of an individual bill book. For the vines profiting from this exemption, the authorized output will be calculated in proportion to the effective density compared to the minimal density of 5.000 feet per hectare.

Article 6Les grape harvest will have to be made with good maturity. The wine making will have to be in conformity with the local practice, the surpressurage being prohibited. The practice of picking off will have to be applied. The nologic practices ? in conformity with the laws and decrees in force are authorized. (Addition, D. Oct 29, 1955, art 1st.) -

Only from the appellation contrôlée “Médoc” the wines will be able to profit having obtained a certificate of quality issued after tasting by a commission indicated by the national institute of the labels of origin, on a proposal from the trade union of the Médoc and Haut-Médoc.Un rules of procedure of the trade union, approved by the national institute of the labels of origin, will determine the procedure to be followed for the delivery of the certificate of quality. Article 7Les wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the appellation contrôlée “Médoc” not being able to be declared, after harvest, offered to the public, dispatched, put on sale or sold without in the declaration of harvest in the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above is accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters.

Article 8L' use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Médoc”, 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, supplemented D. Sept. 20, 1949, 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_19361114_63202/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Médoc_-