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Decree of August 22, 1990 relating to the controlled labels of origin “Tavel”, “Faugères”, “Saint-Chinian” and “Slopes of Languedoc” - J.O Number 199 of August 29, 1990 Decree of May 10, 1996 relating to the controlled labels of origin and - J.O Number 115 of May 18, 1996

Art 1st. -

Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Tavel” the rosy wines which, answering all the conditions enumerated hereafter, were collected on the administrative territory of the commune of Tavel, other than the districts known as “the Plan”, “the Meadows” and the “Garouyas”, in accordance with the plan recorded in Nimes, on November 16, 1928, under the n.1327, flight. 690-2 and on the following pieces of the commune of Roquemaure constituting the field of Manissy, section K, n.310 with 317, 319 to 321, 323 to 325, 326 to 337.

Art 2. -

(Modified, D. October 29, 1968, Modified, D. August 22, 1990) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Tavel” will have to come from following type of vines other than all others: Grenache, Cinsault, Pale white and pink, Picpoul, Calitor, Bourboulenc, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Carignan. The proportion of Carignan will not have encépagement to exceed 10% of total of the same producer and that of each other type of vine enumerated above will have to be to the maximum of 60%.

Art 3. -

(Replaced, D. August 22, 1990). - The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Tavel” must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 11°. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 170 grams per liter of must. Moreover, when the authorization of recording is granted, the wines should not exceed a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 13,5° 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 limit 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 of the wines and brandies, after investigation carried out into his request, presented before the vintage of the vines concerned. The notifications of the exemptions aimed to the preceding subparagraph must be addressed to the local services of the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds and the general direction of the taxes. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above could be modified when the climatic conditions justify it, by joint decree of the minister of State, Minister for the economy, finances and the budget, and the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, after opinion of the producers' associations concerned.

Art 4. -

(Modified, D. February 25, 1987). - The controlled label of origin “Tavel” can be granted only to the wines obtained within the limit of an output of 48 hectolitres per hectare of vines in production, dregs and bourbes included/understood. This output can be decreased or increased for a harvest determined, on a proposal from the trade unions concerned, taking into account the quality and of the quantity of this harvest. In the case of an increase, it should not have for effect to carry the annual output, dregs and bourbes included/understood, with more than 52 hectolitres per hectare. The dregs and bourbes eliminated during the wine making and excluded from the benefit from the controlled label of origin must represent in volume at least 4% of the harvest of the vines of the exploitation giving right to the appellation contrôlée. The going beyond of the outputs defined in subparagraphs 1 and 2 of this article involves the loss of the right to the label of origin “Tavel” for the unit of harvest of the exploitation, without can apply the exemptions envisaged by article 5, § 2, of the decree n° 74.872 of October 19, 1974 referred to above. (D. 87-854 of October 22, 1987). - The benefit of name 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. December 22, 1988; Supplemented, D. August 22, 1990). - The vines producing the wines being entitled to the label of origin “Tavel” will have to be cut either out of goblet with coursons in two eyes to the maximum in addition to the bourillon, or in cord of Royat with six coursons maximum in two eyes to the maximum in addition to the bourillon. For the cord of Royat, the maximum distance from the wire of fastener of the horizontal frames above the level of the ground will be equal to 60 centimetres. The culture will have to be in conformity with the local practice. The density of the plantations should not be lower than 3.500 feet with the hectare and the spacing between the rows should not be higher than 2,50 meters. These provisions apply to the new plantations or replantings carried out as from the year 1990. (Supplemented, D. May 10, 1996) - the vines in production showing a rate of lacks higher than 20 p. 100 will see their maximum output lowered proportionally to the rate of lacks actually noted, and that for the totality of the farming surface concerned.

Art 6. -

(Replaced, D. August 22, 1990). - The grapes must be collected with good maturity and be vinified in accordance with the local practice. The wines profit from all the practices authorized by the regulation in force.

Art 7. -

The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée will be asserted “Tavel” could not be declared after harvest, be offered to the public or be 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. [The wines of this name can profit, in accordance with the provisions of the decree of November 15, 1967 (cf drives “early product Wines”), of the qualification “Wine of early product”.]

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 “Tavel”, whereas it does not answer all the conditions fixed by this decree, will be continued in accordance with the legislation on the frauds and the protection of the labels of origin (L. August 1, 1905, art 1 and 2; L. May 6 l919, art.8; D. August 19 l921, 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_19360515_29302/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Tavel_-_1996.doc