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Decree of October 2, 1992 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 235 of October 9, 1992 Modifié by: Decree of November 13, 2003 modifying the decree of October 2, 1992 relating to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” - J.O n° 268 of November 20, 2003 page 19681
Art 1st. -
Only are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac”, recognized by the decree of modified May 15, 1936, the white wines answering the conditions fixed hereafter.
Art 2. -
The surface of production of the white wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” is delimited inside the territory of the following communes: Dovecote, Monbazillac, Pomport, Rouffignac-of-Sigoulès and Saint-Laurent-of-Vines.
Art 3. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” 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 November 6, 1991 on Commission proposal of experts appointed to this end. The plans of delimitation are deposited with the town hall of the communes concerned after carryforward on the cadrastal maps.
Art 3 (a). -
(Added, D. of November 13, 2003) - Before March 31 of the year of harvest, the wine growers must deposit at the national Institute of the labels of origin the list of the pieces likely to produce wines with controlled label of origin “Monbazillac”. These elements are annexed to the declaration of harvest of the year considered
Art 4. -
Only are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” the white wines coming from following type of vines, other than all others: Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle.
Art 5. -
The vines producing the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” must be planted and cut under the following conditions. Density of plantation: They must have a density of plantation at least equal to 3300 feet at the hectare. This provision is applicable to all new plantation or replanting carried out starting from the marketing year 1992-1993. The distance between the stocks, on the row, must be at least equal to 0,90 meters. The vines which do not answer the minimal density of 3300 feet to the hectare will profit in exceptional circumstances from the right to name for their harvest only until the year 2020 included. Cut: The vines must be cut in Guyot simple or double, respectively leaving on each foot one or two let us coursons in two eyes and one or two long drink carrying a maximum of eight eyes each one.
Art 6. -
(Replaced, D. of November 13, 2003) - with the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” only the wines can claim answering the conditions of production and performance norm by the decree n° 2002-1325 of November 5, 2002 relating to the conditions of production and the producing output of the vineyards of the wines with controlled label of origin. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of this decree is fixed at 30 hectolitres per hectare. The output stop aimed to article 4 of the same decree is fixed at 40 hectolitres per hectare. It can only be asserted for the wines produced on the same given surface of vines in production: - the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac”, and - the controlled label of origin dry “Bergerac” or the controlled label of origin “Coasts of Bergerac”. In this case, the quantity declared in the controlled label of origin dry “Bergerac” or the controlled label of origin “Coasts of Bergerac” should not be higher than the difference between that obtained by the application of a maximum agronomic output to the piece fixed before over-ripening at 55 hectolitres at the hectare and that declared in the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” pursuant to the affected annual output of the coefficient K. The coefficient K, flexible between 1,5 and 3, is fixed annually by decision of the national committee of the wines and brandies made after opinion of the trade union of defense of the label of origin. The benefit of the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” 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 July 31.
Art 7. -
(Replaced, D. of November 13, 2003) - to be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac”, the wines must come from collected grapes with surmaturity and present a total minimum natural title alcoholometric voluminal of 13% flight. Cannot be considered with surmaturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugars lower than 221 grams per liter of must. The white wines must present after fermentation a minimum voluminal alcoholometric title acquired of 12,5% vol. and a sugar content fermentable (glucose + fructose) of 45 grams per liter at least. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above can be modified, by joint decree of the Minister for the economy, finances and industry and the minister for agriculture, the food, fishing and the rural businesses, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of the interested producers' associations
Art 8. -
(Replaced, D. of November 13, 2003) - the pieces on which grapes are produced whose wine is asserted in controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” must be gathered the grapes manually by sort successive. The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” come from grapes collected by these sort and present a natural concentration by over-ripening with action or not of the noble rot. They are vinified in accordance with the local practice. They profit from all the oenological processes currently authorized by the laws and payments in force, other than the concentration which is prohibited on the grapes, musts and the wines. Only the noneffervescent white wines are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac”
Art 9. -
The wines cannot be put in circulation with the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” 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.
Art 10. -
(Replaced, D. of November 13, 2003) - the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” are high lasting one period which is completed as soon as possible on May 31 of the year which follows that of harvest.
Art 11. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac will be asserted” could not 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 the label of origin referred to above being accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters.
Art 12. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac”, 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 labels of origin without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary.
Art 13. -
The decree of modified May 15, 1936 defining the conditions of production of the controlled label of origin “Monbazillac” is repealed. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19921002_60302/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Monbazillac_-_2003.doc