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Art 1st. -
(Modified, D. Dec 5, 1972). - Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Montagne-Saint-Emilion” the red wines which, answering the conditions enumerated hereafter, were collected on the territories of the following communes: Mountain, Parsac and Saint-George, except for the grounds which, by the nature of their ground or their situation, are unsuitable producing the wine of name. The limits of the surface of production thus defined will be deferred on the cadrastal maps of these communes by the experts appointed by the management committee of the national institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies and the plans establish by their care will be after approval by the national institute of the labels of origin, deposited in the town halls of the common interested parties.
Art 2. -
Only to the appellation contrôlée “Montagne-Saint-Emilion” the wines are entitled coming from following type of vines, other than all others: Cabernet, Bouchet, Malbec or Pressac, Merlot. (Addition, D. Dec 26, 1960.) - From harvest 1961 wine producing whole of the appellation contrôlée defined by this decree having in its exploitation of the pieces located in the delimited surface and containing hybrids will not be able to assert the right to this name.
Art 3. -
(Modified, D. Nov 8, 1955, art 11). - The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Montagne-Saint-Emilion” will have to come from musts containing, before any enrichment or concentration, at least 187 grams of natural sugar per liter and to present, after fermentation, a minimum alcoholic strength of 11°.
Art 4. -
(Modified, D. 83-259 of March 22, 1983). - The basic output is fixed at 45 hectolitres per hectare of vines in production. (Modified, D. 87-854 of October 22, 1987). The benefit of the controlled label of origin “Montagne-Saint-Emilion” 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
Art 5. -
Within one year, of the proposals tending to regulate the size of the vines producing the wine with appellation contrôlée “Montagne-Saint-Emilion” will have to be provided to the national committee of the labels of origin by the office of the wine trade union of Mountain and Saint-George-Saint-Emilion. [The provisions relating to the regulation of the size and the densities of plantation were defined by a decree of Feb 15, 1947] From the grape harvest of 1947, only will be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Mountain St. Emilion”, the wines answering all the conditions fixed by the decree of control of November 14, 1936 modified by the decree of March 16, 1943 (art.10.) and coming from vines which will have been cut and planted in accordance with the provisions hereafter: The only mode of size authorized is the simple Guyot size, the aste carrying 9 frank eyes to the maximum for the Sauvignon Cabernet, Malbec and Merlot, and 10 eyes to the maximum for the frank Cabernet. The cot will be cut in two eyes. The very vigorous stocks could be led in Guyot doubles, each of the 2 astes carrying 7 eyes to the maximum for the Sauvignon Cabernet, Malbec and Merlot and 9 eyes to the maximum for the frank Cabernet. The cots will be cut to 1 ? it. The density of the feet to the hectare will not have to be lower than 5.500 feet.
Art 6. -
(Modified D. Dec 9, 1958). - The wine making must be in conformity with the local practice. All the nologic practices ? authorized by the laws and payments in force are authorized for the wines of name referred to above. The wines could not be put in circulation with this name without a certificate issued by an inspection board indicated by the national institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, on a proposal from the trade union of name. This commission will examine whether the wine answers the conditions fixed by the regulation in force, and in particular by this decree. Its reasoned opinion will be transmitted to interested and the indirect tax authorities. Rules of procedure approved by the national institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies will determine the procedure to be followed for the delivery of the certificate.
Art 7. -
The appellation contrôlée “Montagne-Saint-Emilion” could not be reproduced on the labels, marks, stamps, stoppers, capsules, seals or any other apparatus of closing, invoices, trade papers, packing and containers that in the condition that the names Montagne and St. Emilion are carried there in identical characters of the same form, even dimension and same color.
Art 8. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée will be asserted “Montagne-Saint-Emilion” could not be declared, after harvest, offered to the public, dispatched, put on sale or sold, without in the declaration of harvest, 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 9. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Montagne-Saint-Emilion”, 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_6402/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Montagne-Saint-Emilion.doc