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Decree of October 2, 1992 relating to the controlled labels of origin, and and with encépagement and the output of the vineyards in the exploitations producing of - J.O Number 235 of October 9, 1992 Decree of April 24, 1996 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 99 of April 26, 1996 Decree of April 30, 2002 modifying the decree of February 15, 1985 relating to the controlée label of origin “Minervois” - J.O n° 103 of May 3, 2002 page 8183 Decree of December 20, 2002 modifying the decree of February 15, 1985 relating to the controlled label of origin “Minervois” - J.O n° 302 of December 28, 2002 page 21892 Decree of December 12, 2003 modifying the decree of February 15, 1985 relating to the controlled label of origin “Minervois” - J.O n° 290 of December 16, 2003 page 21390 Decree of July 21, 2004 modifying the decree of February 15, 1985 relating to the controlled label of origin “Minervois” - J.O n° 174 of July 29, 2004 page 13520 text n° 63 Decree of February 2, 2005 modifying the decree of February 15, 1985 relating to the controlled label of origin “Minervois” - J.O n° 33 of February 9, 2005 page 2163 text n° 19
Article 1Seuls are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Minervois” the red, rosy or white wines answering the conditions fixed hereafter.
Article 2L' surface of production of the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Minervois” is delimited inside the territory of the sixty and one following communes: Department of the Aude (45 common) Acute-
Sharp, Argeliers, Argens, Azille, Badens, Motors, Bize-Minervois, Blomac, Bouilhonnac, Cabrespine, Castelnau, Caunes-Minervois, Ginestas, Homps, Redorte, Laure-Minervois, Limousis, Mailhac, Malves, Marseillette, Mirepeisset, Paraza, Pépieux, Peyriac-Minervois, Pouzols-Minervois, Puichéric, Rieux-Minervois, Roquecourbe, Roubia, Rustic, Saint-Couat, Saint-Frichoux, Saint-Nazaire, Holy-Valière, Sallèles, Salsigne, Tourouzelle, Trassanel, Trausse-Minervois, Trèbes, Ventenac-Minervois, Villalier, Villarzel, Villegly, Villeneuve-Minervois.Département of Herault (16 communes) Agel, Aigne, Acute-Sharp, Azillanet, Beaufort, Cassagnoles, Will cease, Cat-like-Minervois, Caunette, Livinière, Minerve, Montouliers, Olonzac, Oupia, Saint-Jean-of-Minervois, Siran.
Article 3 (Replaced, D. April 24, 1996 -
Modified, D. April 30, 2002 - Modified, D. December 20, 2002, Modified, D. December 12, 2003, D. February 2, 2005) For one nine years limited period from May 1, 1996, to be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Minervois”, the wines must result from grape harvest collected in the identified pieces, located in the surface of production delimited by pieces or parts of piece, such as it was approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin at its meeting of September 20, 1984, on Commission proposal experts indicated to this end. Plans of die! imitation are deposited with the town hall of the common interested parties. The list of the identified pieces is approved each year, by decree taken by the minister in charge of the economy and the minister in charge of agriculture, on a proposal from the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin. Any producer of vintage intended for the development of the controlled label of origin “Minervois” or very new producer wishing to make identify a piece of vines must make of it the request near the services of the national Institute of the labels of origin before August 31 of the second year which precedes the first declaration of harvest by this piece, envisaged in controlled label of origin “Minervois”. Any piece of vine whose grape harvest would not have been asserted for the production of the controlled label of origin “Minervois” during two consecutive years or who would not answer any more the conditions fixed by this decree will be removed list by the national committee of the wines and brandies. However, a piece whose grape harvest would not have been asserted for the production of the controlled label of origin “Minervois” during two years could be maintained in the aforementioned list, on a proposal from the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after checking of the conditions of production of the aforesaid the piece. The justified decision of withdrawal taken by the committee national of the national Institute of the labels of origin is notified to the interested parties. They have a one month deadline starting from the reception of the aforesaid the notification to present possible complaints at the regional service of the national Institute of the labels of origin. These complaints are the subject of a new examination by the national committee of the national Institute of the labels of origin. For harvest 1996, any producer of vintage intended for the controlled label of origin “Minervois” will have to declare those of his pieces which it wishes to see appearing in the list of the pieces identified for harvest in question. He will have, at the same time, to declare the pieces which it wishes to introduce into the aforementioned list, for harvests 1997 and 1998.
Article 4 (Replaced, D. of December 28, 1988, Remplacé, D. October 2, 1992, Modifié, D. of December 12, 2003, Modifié, D. of July 21, 2004) to be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Minervois”, the wines must come from following type of vines, and other than all others: has) Red and rosy wines: Type of vines: grenache NR, syrah NR, mourvèdre NR, lledoner pelut NR, carignan NR, cinsault NR, picpoul NR, terret Black, aspiran Noir.L ? together grenache NR, lledoner pelut NR, syrah NR and mourvèdre NR must account for at least 60% of L ? encépagement. The type of vines syrah NR and mourvèdre NR must represent, together or separately, at least 10% of L ? encépagement. This percentage is changed to 20% starting from harvest 2006.L ? encépagement intended for the production of rosy wines will be able moreover to comprise type of vines enumerated in the paragraph B for the production of the white wines, in a maximum proportion of 10%. b) Wines white: Principal type of vines: grenache white, bourboulenc white (known as malvoisy), maccabeu white, marsanne white, roussanne white, vermentino white (known as poker); Secondary type of vines: picpoul white, pale white, terret white, white muscatel with small grains. The secondary type of vines are limited to 20 p.100 encépagement. The white muscatel with small grains is limited to 10 p.100 encépagement. In this article, by the term encépagement, it is necessary to include/understand encépagement totality of the pieces producing the wine of name for the color considered.
Article 5 (Replaced, D. October 2, 1992, Replaced, D. of December 12, 2003) to be entitled to L ? name D ? controlled origin ? Minervois, the wines must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 12% for the red wines, rosy and white. Cannot be considered with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugars lower than: 202 g/l for red type of vines; 192 g/l for white type of vines. The wines present after fermentation a maximum content of fermentable sugars of 4 g/l
Article 6Ne can claim with the appellation contrôlée “Minervois” that the wines answering the conditions of decree 74.872 of October 19, 1974. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of this decree is fixed at 50 hectolitres at the hectare. 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 young vines only as from the second year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31.
Article the 7 (Replaced, D. October 2, 1992, Replaced D. of December 12, 2003) vines producing the wines being entitled to L ? name D ? controlled origin “Minervois” must be planted and cut under the following conditions: They must have a minimal density of 4.000 feet at L ? hectare for all new plantation or replanting carried out as from the countryside 2003-
2004.L ? maximum spacing between the rows is of 2,50 m.Elles must be led in the short face with twelve frank eyes maximum per foot and a maximum of two frank eyes by courson. However, the long size guyot with a long wood in six frank eyes maximum and one or two let us coursons of recall in one or two frank eyes, is tolerated on the type of vines syrah, marsanne and roussanne.
Article 8Pour to be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Minervois” the wines must be elaborate according to local practice's. The grapes must be brought quickly until the places of wine making without to be crushed nor packed. The red wines must be obtained either by traditional wine making comprising the preliminary pressing accompanied or not by picking off, or by implementation of grape harvest made up of whole grapes. The rosy wines must be worked out by bleeding, draining or direct pressing. The wines can profit from all the oenological processes authorized by the regulation in force. However, are prohibited, for making of these wines, the thermo-
wine making, several successive pressings or pumpings, the vinificators continuous, the tanks with automatic reassembly, the tanks with recycling of marc and, since 1990, them érafloirs centrifugal, drainers with screw and presses continuous.
Article 9L' irrigation for the growing period of the vine cannot be authorized, pursuant to the general regulation into force that on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies and at the request of the Trade union of defense of name.
Article 10Les wines cannot be put in circulation with the controlled label of origin “Minervois” without a certificate issued by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies under the conditions laid down by decree 74.871 of October 19, 1974 relating to the examinations analytical and organoleptic of the wines with controlled label of origin.
Article 11Les wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée is asserted “Minervois” and which is presented under the aforementioned name, cannot be declared after harvest, be offered to the public, be dispatched, put on sale or be sold without in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, name referred to above being registered and is accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée”, the whole in very apparent characters.
Article 12L' use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Minervois” 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.
Article 13L' stopped of April 2, 1951 fixing the conditions of attribution of the label of the “delimited Wines of quality higher” than the wines with label of origin “Minervois” is repealed. The wines of harvest 1984 for which name “Minervois” was asserted will be approved in appellation contrôlée insofar as they meet the conditions fixed by this decree. The wines profiting from the label of origin “Minervois” to which were delivered before at the date of publication of present decree, the label of the delimited wines of higher quality can be marketed under the aforementioned name until August 31, 1985. The provisions of article 2, paragraph 3, of the decree of November 30, 1960 relating to the validity of use by the producer of the label of the delimited wines of higher quality are not applicable to the wines aimed to the preceding subparagraph. The wines answering the conditions of this decree and having received the label of the delimited wines of higher quality under the label of origin “Minervois” can be allowed for the benefit of the appellation contrôlée “Minervois” if they obtain, within three month starting from the date of publication of this decree, the certificate of approval envisaged in article 10, delivered above under the same conditions, after examinations analytical and organoleptic. 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 direction of the consumption and the repression of the frauds. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19850215_67902/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Minervois__2005.doc