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Decree of March 19, 1998 relating to certain labels of origin controlled of the Burgundy area - J.O n° 72 of March 26, 1998 Decree of September 19, 2003 modifying the decree of September 11, 1936 relating to the controlled label of origin “Mercurey” - J.O n° 223 of September 26, 2003 page 16460
Art 1st. -
(Replaced, D. September 19, 2003) - Only are entitled to L ? name D ? origin controlled “Mercurey” the red wines and white which, answering the conditions hereafter, were collected with L ? interior of the territory of the communes of Mercurey and of Saint-Martin-under-Montaigu, in the surfaces delimited by piece or part of pieces such qu ? approved by the national Committee of the wines and brandies of L ? national Institut of names D ? origin in its meeting of November 7, 1990, on a proposal from the experts appointed to this end. For the wines resulting from L ? surface delimited in first vintage, by pieces or part of pieces, such qu ? approved by the national Committee of the wines and brandies of L ? INAO at the meetings of November 5, 1997 and of the 26 and February 27, 2003, on Commission proposal of classification indicated to this end, and answering the particular regulations specified below, could be associated with L ? name either the name of the climate D ? origin, or L ? expression “first believed”, or L ? one or L ? other. The name of the climate D ? origin will have to be placed after that of L ? communal name and to be printed in identical characters.
Art 2. -
The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Mercurey” will have to come from following type of vines, other than all others: For the red wines: pinot noirien, liébault, beurot. For the white wines: pinot-chardonnay. The local use to incorporate in the plantation of the vines intended to produce the red wines a certain number of white seedlings, chardonnay exclusively, of which the percentage can rise to the maximum to 15 % remains authorized for the red wines with appellation contrôlée “Mercurey”.
Art 3. -
(Replaced, D. October 1, 1985). - To be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Mercurey”, the wines must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of: 10, 5 % for the red 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: 171 grams per liter of must for the red wines; 170 grams per liter of must for the white wines. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a total voluminal alcoholometric title of 13,5 % for the red and white wines, under penalty of losing the right to name considered. The wines for which the addition either of the name of the climate of origin was asserted, or from the expression “first believed”, or from the one and other, with that of the appellation contrôlée “Mercurey” must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of: 11 % for the red wines; 11,5 % 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: 180 grams per liter of must for the red wines; 178 grams per liter of must for the white wines. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a total voluminal alcoholometric title of 13,5 % for the red and white 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 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. Notifications of the exemptions concerned to the preceding subparagraph must be addressed to the local services of the general direction of the taxes and direction of consumption and 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 agriculture and the minister in charge with the budget and consumption on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin with the wines and brandies, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.
Art 4. -
(Modified, D. August 26, 1982). [The basic output concerned has the article 1st 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 name “Mercurey”, with 40 hectolitres for the red wines and 45 hectolitres for the white wines per hectare.][See also the decrees n° 74.872 of modified October 19 74.958 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 size and density of the plantations, will have to be made at the national Committee of the labels of origin. (A. Sept. 17, 1956). Nevertheless, are prohibited, from the publication of this decree, the practices of the annular incision or all other similar and that of the torsion of the vine shoot.
Art 6. -
(Modified, D. March 19, 1998) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Mercurey” will have to come from grapes collected with good maturity and vinified in accordance with the local practice. They will profit from all the oenological processes currently authorized by the laws and payments in force.
Art 7. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the appellation contrôlée “Mercurey” could not 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 being accompanied by the mention “Appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters.
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 “Mercurey”, 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, 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_19360911_58902/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC Mercurey_2003.doc