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Art 1st. -
Only to the appellation contrôlée “Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise” the wines are entitled which, answering the conditions hereafter specified, were collected on the territory of the communes of Beaumes-of-Venice et.d' Aubignan (Vaucluse) such as it will be delimited by the commission of expertise indicated by the national committee of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies. The plans of delimitation will be, after approval by the national committee of the labels of origin, deposited with the town hall of the common interested parties.
Art 2. -
(Modified, D. June 22, 1956 and D. June 8, 1957) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Muscatel of Beaumes of Venice” will have obligatorily to come from type of vine “Muscatel” with small grains, called “Muscatel of Frontignan”, other than all others. Nevertheless in encépagement throughout five year the variety of muscatel will be tolerated known as “Muscatel of Hamburg” and this within the limit of 25% of encépagement of the same producer, being specified that as from the year 1957 this variety is prohibited in all the plantations and all the replacements. The mention of the variety of muscatel will have to be reproduced on the cards of encépagement subscribed pursuant to articles 4 of the decree of February 3, 1955.
Art 3. -
The vines producing the wine with appellation contrôlée “Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise” will have to be cut in two frank eyes and a against-bud. From the promulgation of this decree, any plantation of fruit trees, other than the olive-trees is prohibited in these same vines: with the expiry of a ten years deadline the old prohibited plantations from now on will have to be eliminated. (Supplemented, D. May 19, 1972) the presence of fruit trees in a piece makes lose with its harvest the right to the appellation contrôlée. The irrigation is prohibited in some form that it is and at any time of the year except granted exceptional exemption, for vineyards or parts of vineyards for the nonvegetative period of the vine by the national institute of the labels of origin and, out this period, by decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for the economy and finances after opinion of this institute.
Art 4. -
(Modified D. June 22, 1956, D. May 19, 1972 and D. January 21, 1975) - the wines profiting from the appellation contrôlée referred to above will have to be obtained with musts obligatorily having an initial natural wealth of sugar of 252 grams at least per liter, in which was made, in the course of fermentation, a contribution evaluated out of pure alcohol of 5% at least and 10% to the maximum of the volume of musts using alcohol titrating at least 95°. The made wines must titrate a richness minimum out of actual alcoholic strength of 15° and contain at least 110 grams of sugar per liter. The operations of mutage must be carried out before December 31 of the year of harvest of musts. However, of the complements of mutage could be authorized or ordered by the Fraud Squad within the limit of a total addition of pure alcohol 10%, before the delivery of the certificate envisaged in article 6 of this decree. Any operation of enrichment other than the mutage and the complements of mutage under the conditions noted above, and especially any operation of chaptalization, concentration or congelation even within the legal limits is prohibited under penalty of making lose the right to the appellation contrôlée for the wine on which it would have been practised. (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. -
(Modified, D. June 22, 1956; D. May 19, 1972 and D 80-78 of January 14, 1980) - When the output of the pieces from which the grapes come exceeds 40 hectolitres of must to the hectare, the producer loses the right to the sweet aperitif wine development for some proportion that it is harvest of these pieces. The label of origin referred to above is applicable only within the limit, of 30 hectolitres must per hectare of vine in production. This limit can be modified each year following the quantity and the quality of harvest, by decision of the management committee of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, approved by decree of the Minister for agriculture, after consultation of a commission of five members named by the national institute of the labels of origin, on the proposal of the trade union of defense most representative of the appellation contrôlée in question, adopted by a general assembly of the aforesaid trade union. The increases in the basic output are granted only in exceptional year where quality and quantity arise simultaneously. The surplus quantities are displaced. However, of the individual exemptions can be granted by the national institute of the labels of origin after checking of the quality of the harvest and the conditions of production. The requests will have to be presented before the beginning of the grape harvest.
Art 5 (a). -
(Added, D. April 13, 1951, art 3) - the wines aimed to the present decree will not be able to leave the wine storehouses of the property before November 15 of the year of harvest.
Art 6. -
To in no case the Muscats words of Beaumes-of-Venice could not be reproduced on the labels of the bottles containing of the similar wines, or liqueur wines or sweet aperitif wines, not being entitled to this name. The postal address of the owners and traders installed in the commune of Beaumes-of-Venice could not, consequently, be reproduced on the aforementioned bottles that in the condition of being placed at the back of the bottle and of being registered on a special label being marked exclusively following: Postal address: X…, trader in Beaumes-of-Venice (Vaucluse), the whole in identical characters and whose dimensions will not have to exceed 2 millimetres. The quality of owner or wine grower will not have to in no case to be reproduced on the labels intended for products not being entitled to the label of origin. The name of Beaumes-of-Venice will not be able to in no case to be reproduced on the containers other than the bottles as on packing containing of the products not being entitled to this name, if it is not in the shape of a postal address made out so as to not give birth to any confusion in the spirit from the purchaser. (Supplemented, D. May 19, 1972) them wines for which the appellation contrôlée referred to above will be asserted could not be put in circulation without a certificate of approval delivered by the national institute of the labels of origin taking into consideration condition fixed by the regulation in force. The delivery of this certificate is subordinated to an analytical and organoleptic control wines, on opinion of an inspection board indicated on a proposal from the trade union of defense most representative of name in question, by the national institute of the labels of origin. Rules of procedure worked out by the trade union and approval by the national institute of the labels of origin will determine, in accordance with the regulation in force, the procedure to be followed for the operation of the inspection board and the delivery of the certificate of approval. [These provisions were supplemented by the decree n° 74-871 of October 19] The name of name will have to be registered on the labels in very apparent characters whose dimensions as well in width as in height will not have to be lower than those of any other mention being reproduced on the label.
Art 7. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the appellation contrôlée “Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise” could not be declared after harvest, be offered to the public, be dispatched, put on sale or sold, without in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, the leaflets, invoices, 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 “Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise” 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 (L. of August 1, 1905, art 1 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_19450601_46002/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Muscat_de_Beaumes-de-Venise_-_1980.doc