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Decree of October 20, 1997 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 246 of October 22, 1997
Art 1st. -
(Modified, D. August 5, 1974 and D. October 14, 1974). - Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Touraine Mousseux”, supplemented or not by the words “Loire Valley”, the wines white, red and rosy resulting from following type of vines: For the white wines: chenin white or pineau of the Loire, alpine laburnum or small pineau and chardonnay, this last type of vine within the maximum limit of 20% of encépagement white of each exploitation. However are admitted, in the vintages, in the maximum proportion of 30%, the white wines resulting from following black type of vines: frank or Breton cabernet, black cabernet sauvignon, pinot, gray pinot, pinot miller, pineau of Aunis, cot and grolleau. For the red wines: Breton or frank Cabernet. For the rosy wines: Breton, Cot, Noble, Gamay and Grolleau.
Art 2. -
(Replaced, D. December 19, 1983). - The surface of production of the white wines and the rosy wines with label of origin “Touraine mousseux” is identical to that of the controlled label of origin “Touraine” defined in the article 1st of the decree of modified December 24, 1939. For the preparation of the sparkling red wines with controlled label of origin “Touraine mousseux” could be used only the red wines with controlled labels of origin “Bourgueil”, “Saint Nicolas's Day de Bourgueil” and “Chinon”, defined by the modified decrees of July 31, 1937. The conditions of production concerning the mode of control, the size, the entry and the production of the young vines are those fixed by the decree of December 24, 1939 modified concerning the controlled label of origin “Touraine”. To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Touraine mousseux”, the wines must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 9,5 p. 100 for the red wines and of 8,5 p. 100 for the white wines and the rosy wines. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 153 grams per liter of must for the red wines and than 136 grams per liter of must for the white wines and the rosy wines. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 13 p. 100 under penalty of losing the right to this name. However, the benefit of name can be granted to the wines of a total alcoholometric title 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 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 the taxes and the direction of the consumption and the repression of the frauds. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above can be modified when the climatic conditions justify it by joint decree of the Minister for agriculture and the minister in charge of consumption, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.
Art 3. -
(Replaced, D. December 19, 1983, replaced, D. October 20, 1997). - The basic output aimed to the article 1st of the decree n° 93-1067 of September 10, 1993 relating to the producing output of the vineyards of the wines with controlled label of origin is fixed at 65 hectolitres with the hectare for the rosy and white wines. For the red wines, the basic output is the same one as that of the controlled label of origin “Bourgueil”, “Saint-Nicolas-of-Bourgueil” or “Chinon” to which the wines can claim. The output stop fixed at article 4 of the aforesaid decree is fixed at 78 hectolitres at the hectare for the rosy and white wines. For the red wines, the output stop is the same one as that of the controlled label of origin “Bourgueil”, “Saint-Nicolas-of-Bourgueil”, or “Chinon” to which the wines can claim.
Art 4. -
The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Touraine Mousseux” will have to present a minimum degree of 9°5 before the addition of dose. They must be obtained a second fermentation in bottles and entirely handled inside the surface of production of the appellation contrôlée “Touraine”.
Art 4 (a). -
(Supplemented, D. Oct 14, 1974, art 2). - The wines for which, under the present decree, is asserted the appellation contrôlée “Touraine Mousseux” supplemented or not by the words “Loire Valley”, 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 width, should not be lower than half of those of the characters of any other mention appearing there. In addition, dimensions of the characters of the mention “Loire Valley” should not be higher, as well in height as in width, to two thirds of those of the characters composing the name of name. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19461016_47802/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Touraine_mousseux_-_1997.doc