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AOC Sainte-Croix-du-Mont machine translated reference / legal text

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Art 1st. -

Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Sainte-Croix-du-Mont” the white wines which answering the conditions hereafter enumerated, were collected on the commune of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, except for the pieces of the zone of the “palus”. The perimeter of the surface of production thus defined will be deferred on the cadrastal map by two experts appointed by the management committee of the labels of origin. Their report/ratio and the plan traced by their care, after approval by the national committee, will be deposited with the town hall of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont.

Art 2. -

The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Sainte-Croix-du-Mont” will have obligatorily to come from following type of vines, other than all others: sémillon, sauvignon, muscadelle. (Supplemented, D. Dec 26, 1960, art 2.) - From harvest 1961, any wine producer of the appellation contrôlée defined by this decree having in his exploitation of the pieces located in the delimited surface and containing white hybrids will not be able to assert the right to this name.

Art 3. -

(Modified, D. 24 janv. 1956) - the white wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée referred to above will have to come from musts at least containing 221 grams of natural sugar per liter and to present, after fermentation, a minimum alcoholic strength of total alcohol 13° (acquired and in power), with a minimum of actual alcoholic strength 12°5.

Art 4. -

(Replaced, D. May 19, 1982) - the basic output aimed to the article 1st of the decree [referred to above] n° 74.872 of October 19, 1974 is fixed at 40 hectolitres per hectare of vines in production. The output authorized for the year in question constitutes the limiting ceiling of classification noted to article 3 of the decree referred to above n° 74.872. It can be asserted for the wines produced on the same given surface of vines in production only the appellation contrôlées “Sainte-Croix-du-Mont” and “Bordeaux”. In this case the quantity declared in name “Bordeaux” should not be higher than the difference between that likely to be asserted pursuant to the provisions relating to the limiting ceiling of classification of this name envisaged by the article 1st of the decree n° 74.958 of modified November 20, 1974 and that declared in the name “Sainte-Croix-du-Mont”, assigned a coefficient equal to the quotient of the figure of the annual output established for harvest in question with regard to name “Bordeaux” by that of the basic output of name “Sainte-Croix-du-Mont”. (Modified, D. 87-854 of October 22, 1987) - the benefit of the appellation contrôlée “Sainte-Croix-du-Mont” 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, the trade union of the owner-vine growers of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont will have to provide to the national committee labels of origin of the proposals for a regulation of the size of the vines producing the wine with appellation contrôlée “Sainte-Croix-du-Mont”. [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 “Sainte-Croix-du-Mont”, the wines answering all the conditions fixed by the decree of control of September 11, 1936 modified by the decree of March 16, 1943 (art 14) and coming from vines which will have been cut and planted in accordance with the provisions hereafter: The only modes of sizes authorized are the simple Guyot size and the size of Cadillac. For the simple Guyot size, long wood will be able to carry 8 frank eyes to the maximum and the cot, two frank eyes. For the size of Cadillac, long wood will be able to carry 10 frank eyes to the maximum, the two first not being with fruit but having to ensure the size of the following year. The density of plantation must be 5.000 to 7.500 feet with the hectare.

Art 6. -

The wine making will have to be made using grapes arrived at over-ripening (noble rot), collected by sorted successive. It will be in conformity with the local practice. (Supplemented, D. 24 janv. 1956) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée referred to above will profit from all the nologic practices ? currently authorized by the laws and payments in force, except for the concentration, which is prohibited.

Art 6 (a). -

(Supplemented, D. Sept. 1, 1977) - the wines cannot be put in circulation with the controlled label of origin “Sainte-Croix-du-Mont” without a certificate issued by the national institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies under the conditions envisaged by the decree n° 74.871 of October 19, 1974 relating to the examinations analytical and organoleptic of the wines with controlled label of origin.

Art 7. The wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the appellation contrôlée “Sainte-

Croix-du-Mont”, 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 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 “Sainte-

Croix-du-Mont”, 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, 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_19360911_7702/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Sainte-Croix-du-Mont_-_1982.doc