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Decree of August 29, 2002 modifying the decree of December 29, 1997 relating to the controlled label of origin “Rivesaltes” - J.O n° 206 of September 4, 2002 page 14689
Art 1st. -
Only are entitled to the label of origin “Rivesaltes”, recognized by the decree of May 19, 1972, the sweet aperitif wines which answer the conditions enumerated hereafter.
Art 2. -
The surface of production is delimited inside the territory of the following communes: Department of the Eastern Pyrenees Argelès, Bages, Baho, Baixas, Banyuls-dels-Aspres, Bélesta, Boulou, Scrambled, Cabestany, Caixas, Calce, Camélas, Canet, Canohès, Box-of-Bolt, Cassagnes, Castelnou, Céret, Claira, Corbère, Corbère-the-Huts, Corneilla-of-the-River, Corneilla-LED-Vercol, the Lock, Elne, Espira-in-the Agly, Estagel, Fourques, Ille-on-Small fireclay cup, Laroque-of-Albères, Latour-Bas-Elne, Latour-of-France, Lesquerde, Llauro, Llupia, Maureillas, Maury, Millas, Montauriol, Montescot, Montesquieu, Montner, Nétiach, Opoul-Périllos, Ortafa, Palau-LED-Vidre, Passa, Pia, Perpignan, Peyrestortes, Pézilla-of-the-River, Planèze, Pollestres, Ponteilla, Rasiguères, Reynès, Rivesaltes, Saint-Andrew, Sainte Dove, Saint-Estève, Saint-Feliu-of Amont, Saint Féliu-with Downstream, Saint-Génis-the Fountains, Saint-Hyppolyte, Saint-Jean-Lassaille, Saint-Jean-Pla-of-Corts, Holy Nazaire, Saint-Paul-of-Fenouillet, Saleilles, Salses, Soler, Sorède, Tautavel, Water troughs, Thuir, Tordères, Toulouges, Tresserre, Trouillas, Villelongue-dels-Mounts, Villemolaque, Villeneuve-of-the-Raho, Villeneuve-of-the-River, Vingrau, Vivès. Department of the Aude Cascatel, Cellars, Fitou, Lapalme, Leucate, Paziols, Treillised vineyards, Tuchan, Villeneuve-of-Corbières. 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 during the meeting of May 10, 1973 on proposal of the commision of experts indicated to this end. The plans of delimitation are, after carryforward on the cadrastal maps deposited in town hall of the common interested parties.
Art 3. -
The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Rivesaltes” must obligatorily come from following type of vines, other than all others: White wines: White muscatel with small grains, muscatel of Alexandria, known as Roman Muscatel, gray or white grenache, maccabéo, tourbat, known as Malvoisie of Roussillon. The proportion of the muscatels cannot exceed 20% of encépagement. Red wines: Black, gray or white Grenache, maccabéo, tourbat, known as malvoisy of Roussillon. The proportion of grenache black must represent at least: 50% of encépagement for the high red wines in oxydative medium defined in article 7; 75% of encépagement for the high red wines in reducing medium defined in article 7. However, the wines can come from following type of vines: carignan black, cinsaut, syrah, listan, in a proportion which cannot encépagement exceed 10% of total of the same piece, provided that these type of vines were planted before the publication of this decree.
Art 4. -
The vines producing the wine with controlled label of origin “Rivesaltes” will have to be cut in accordance with the provisions hereafter: the only authorized size is the short size. The vine led out of goblet or range can carry a maximum of seven coursons cut in two frank eyes. The grenache being prone to the run-out could be cut long at the beginning of the year, but, in the course of this one, it will have to be recut according to the mode mentioned above. The minimal density of the plantations is fixed at 3.700 feet with the hectare with a maximum spacing between the rows of 2,50 meters for all new plantation or replanting carried out starting from the publication of this decree. The presence of fruit trees in a piece makes lose with its harvest the right to the controlled label of origin. The irrigation is prohibited in some form that it is and at any time of the year, except exceptional exemption granted, 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. The grape harvest of the young vines could be used for the development of the wine with label of origin controlled “Rivesaltes” only as from the third year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31.
Art 5. -
The label of origin “Rivesaltes” is applicable only within the limit of 30 hectolitres must per hectare of vines in production. This limit can be modified each year following the quantity and the quality of harvest, by decision of the national Institute of the labels of origin, approved by decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for the economy and finances, 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 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. 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.
Art 6. -
The wines being entitled to the label of origin “Rivesaltes” 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% minimum and 10% maximum of the volume of must implemented using alcohol of mutage having a minimal voluminal alcoholometric title of 96%, giving to the made wines a total voluminal alcoholometric title of 21,5% minimum including 15% acquired minimum. The label of origin “Rivesaltes” will be given to the wines vinified like below: In red: by the maceration of must with the pulp of the grape, lasting whole or part of fermentation; In white: by the fermentation of separate musts of pulp before any beginning of fermentation. 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 general direction of the customs and indirect rights within the limit of a total addition of 10% out of pure alcohol, before the delivery of the certificate envisaged in article 8 of this decree. Any operation of enrichment is prohibited under penalty of making lose the right to the label of origin for the wine on which it would have been practised.
Art 7. -
(Modified D. August 29, 2002) - to be entitled to the controlled label of origin “ambré” “Rivesaltes” supplemented of the mention, the white wines must be high with the property in oxydative medium until September 1 of the second year following that of harvest. To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “tuilé” “Rivesaltes” supplemented of the mention, the red wines must be high with the property in oxydative medium until September 1 of the second year following that of harvest. To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Rivesaltes” supplemented of the “garnet-red” ranking, the red wines must be high with the property in reducing medium at least until September 1 of the year following that of harvest, with a breeding of at least three months out of bottle; the setting out of bottle must intervene at the latest before March 1 of the second year following harvest. The mention “out of age” can be added with the mentions “ambré” and “tuilé” for the wines of name “Rivesaltes” having undergone a five years breeding minimum after development. The mention “Rancio” is reserved for the white sweet aperitif wines or reds with label of origin “Rivesaltes” which have, because of their age and of the conditions particular to this soil, taken the taste of “Rancio”. The wines with controlled label of origin “Rivesaltes” of harvest 1996 must undergo twenty-four months a minimum breeding.
Art 8. -
The wines for which the appellation contrôlée will be asserted “Rivesaltes” could not 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 n° 74-971 of October 19, 1974 relating to the analytical and organoleptic examinations of the wines with controlled label of origin. The assembly of the white wines of the label of origin “Rivesaltes” with red wines of name “Rivesaltes” is interdict after approval.
Art 9. -
(Replaced D. August 29, 2002) - the wines for which, under the present decree, the label of origin “Rivesaltes is asserted” and which is presented under this name cannot be declared after harvest, be offered to the consumers, 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” in very apparent characters. The name of name will have to be reproduced on the labels in very apparent characters whose dimensions, as well in height as in width, will not be lower than half of the characters of any other mention being reproduced on the label. The mentions “ambré”, “tuilé” or “garnet-red” must be reproduced on the label as in the advertisements, on the leaflets and the invoices with same graphics and same dimensions as the name of name “Rivesaltes”. The red wines being entitled to the supplemented AOC “Rivesaltes” of the “garnet-red” ranking must obligatorily carry the indication of the year
Art 10. -
Use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine with right to the label of origin “Rivesaltes” whereas it does not answer all the conditions fixed by this decree will be continued in accordance with the general legislation into force 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 11. -
The decree of modified May 19, 1972 defining the controlled label of origin “Rivesaltes” is repealed. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19971229_11202/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Rivesaltes_-_2002.doc