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Decree of February 14, 1994 defining the conditions of production of the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 39 of February 16, 1994
Art 1st. -
Only to the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye are entitled” initially recognized by decree of September 11, 1936, the red or white wines answering the conditions fixed hereafter.
Art 2. -
The surface of production of the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye” is delimited inside the territories of the communes of the following cantons: Canton of Blaye: the totality of the communes; Canton of the Saint-Ciers-on-Gironde: the totality of the communes; Canton of Saint-Savin-of-Blaye: the totality of the communes; Canton of Borough: commune of Pugnac.
Art 3. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye”, 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 at its meeting of the 30 and May 31, 1991, on the territory of the common aimings to article 2, on Commission proposal of experts indicated to this end. The plans of delimitation are deposited with the town hall of the communes concerned, after carryforward on cadrastal maps.
Art 4. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye”, the wines must come from an assembly from at least two of following type of vines: For the red wines: frank cabernet (NR), cabernet sauvignon (NR), merlot (NR), cot (NR). For the white wines: Principal type of vines: sémillon, sauvignon, muscadelle; Additional type of vines: merlot white, colombard, ugni white. The total percentage of these additional type of vines will not be able to exceed 30 p. 100 in encépagement of each exploitation. By the term “encépagement”, it is necessary to include/understand encépagement of the whole of the pieces producing the wine of name considered, for the color considered.
Art 5. -
The vines producing the classified wine controlled “Premières Côtes de Blaye” must be planted and cut in accordance with the following provisions: Density of plantation: The density of plantation must be at least 4.500 feet to the hectare. The distance between the stocks, on the row, must be at least 0,90 meter for the vines cut in Guyot (simple or double), and 0,70 meter only for the vines cut in cord low trained. The vines not answering the minimal density of 4.500 feet to the hectare will not profit, in exceptional circumstances, of the right to the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye” that until pulling up or, at the latest, harvest 2020 included. The useful surface of training must be at least 6.000 square meters per hectare. It is about the developed plane surface resulting from the product cumulated length of the rows by the distance ranging between the wire carrying (lower wire) and the top the stakes carry-wire raised of 20 centimetres. Type of size: Mode of Guyot size simple or double. Mode of size in cord low trained. In this case, the height of the cord cannot exceed one meter and each courson cannot carry more than three frank eyes. In any event, the number of eyes to the hectare must be lower than 60.000.
Art 6. -
Can claim with the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye” only the wines answering the conditions of the decree of September 10, 1993 referred to above. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of the decree referred to above is fixed at: 60 hectolitres with the hectare for the white wines; 50 hectolitres with the hectare for the red wines. The percentage envisaged in its article 4 is fixed at 20 p. 100. The benefit of the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye” 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.
Art 7. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye”, the wines must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural alcoholometric title of 10,5 p. 100 for the red wines and of 10 p.100 for the white wines. Cannot be regarded as with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 178 grams per liter of must for the red wines and 153 grams per liter of must for the white wines. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment is granted, the wines should not exceed a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 13 p. 100 under penalty of losing the right to name. However, the benefit of name 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, after investigation carried out into its request presented at least eight days before the vintage of the vines concerned. The notifications of exemption aimed to the preceding subparagraph must be addressed to the local services of the general direction of the customs and indirect rights and the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above could be modified, when the climatic conditions justify it, by decree of the Minister for the economy, of the Minister for the budget and the Minister for agriculture on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of the interested producers' association.
Art 8. -
The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye” must be vinified in accordance with the local and constant uses. They profit from all the nologic practices ? authorized by the laws and payments in force.
Art 9. -
The classified wines controlled “Premières Côtes de Blaye” cannot be put in circulation without a certificate of approval delivered by the national Institute of the labels of origin under the conditions envisaged by the decree of October 19, 1974 referred to above.
Art 10. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, is asserted the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye” not being able to be declared after harvest, to be offered to the public, to be dispatched, put on sale or to be sold without, in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above are registered and accompanied by the mention “Appellation contrôlée”, the whole in very apparent characters. The name of name must be registered on the labels in characters whose dimensions as well in height as in length, should not be lower than half of those of the characters of any other mention appearing there.
Art 11. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that wines are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye” whereas they do not answer all the conditions 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.
Art 12. -
The decree of modified September 11, 1936 defining the conditions of control of the controlled label of origin “Premières Côtes de Blaye” is repealed. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19940214_7302/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Premieres_Cotes_de_Blaye_-_1994.doc