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Decree of November 19, 1997 relating to the controlled label of origin or - J.O Number 270 of November 21, 1997 Decree of March 6, 2003 modifying the decree of April 2, 1976 relating to the controlled label of origin “Vin de Corse” - J.O n° 61 of March 13, 2003 page 4349 In the whole of the decree of April 2, 1976 referred to above relating to the controlled label of origin “Wine of followed Corsica” or not one of local names “Sartène”, “Calvi”, “Slopes of the Corsica Cape”, “Figari”, or “Oporto-Vecchio”, the denomination “Vin de Corse” can be replaced by the “Corsica” denomination.
Art 1st. -
(Modified, D. April 3, 1984 and D. October 23, 1984, D. March 6, 2003) - Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Vin de Corse” or followed “Corsica” or not one of local names “Sartène”, “Calvi”, “Slopes of the Corsica Cape”, “Figari” and “Oporto-Vecchio”, the red, rosy wines and white which, answering the conditions hereafter, were collected on the following territories, except for the grounds which, by the nature of their ground or their situation, are unsuitable producing the wines of name: “Sartène”: communes of Arbellara, View-point-Campomoro, Bilia, Fozzano, Granace, Grossa, Giuncheto, Loreto-di-Tallano, Mixed, Olmeto, Olmiccia, Santa-Lucia-di-Tallano, Sartène, Sollacaro, Tivolaggio, Viggianello, Propriano and Sant' Andréa-di-Tallano; “Calvi”: cantons of Belgodère, Calenzana, Calvi, theRusset-red one, LAMA and Muro; “Slopes of the Corsica Cape”: cantons of Brando, Luri, Nonza, Rogliano and San-Martino-di-Lota; “Figari”: communes of Figari, Monacia-in Aullène and Pianottoli-Caldarello; “Oporto-Vecchio”: communes of Bonifacio, Conca, Lecci, Oporto-Vecchio, San-Gavino-di-Carbini, Sari-di-Oporto-Vecchio, Sotta and Zonza. Moreover, are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Vin de Corse” or “Corsica”, other than any local name, the wines which, also answering the conditions hereafter, were collected on the territories of the following communes, except also the grounds which, by the nature of their ground or their situation, are unsuitable producing the wines of name: Prunelli-di-Fiumorbo, Tightened-di-Fiumorbo, Solaro and Ventiseri; Ghisoni, Ghisonaccia, Lugo-di-Nazza and Poggio-di-Nazza; Aléria, Aghione, Altiani, Campi, Canale-di-Verde, Casevecchie, Chiatra, Erbajolo, Focicchia, Giuncaggio, Linguizzetta, Pancheraccia, Piedicorte-di-Gaggio, Pietra-di-Verde, Pietraserena, Pietroso, Tallone, Tox, Vezzani and Zalana; Antisanti; Cervione, Poggio-Mezzana, Sant' Andréa-di-Cotone, San-Giuliano, San-Nicolao, Santa-Lucia-di-Moriani, Santa-Maria-Poggio, Taglio-Isolaccio, Talasani and Valle-di-Campoloro; Castellare-di-Casinca, Goes up, Penta-di-Casinca, Prunelli-di-Casacconi, Olmo, Sorbo-Ocagnano, Venzolasca, Vescovato, Biguglia, Borgo, Furiani, Lucciana and Vignale; Aiti, Canavaggia, Castello-di-Rostino, Castifao, Castirla Gavignano, Moltifao, Morosaglia, Omessa, Piedigriggio, Pietralba, Prato, Saliceto, Soveria and Tralonca. Afa, Ajaccio, Alata, Albitreccia, Ambiegna, Appietto, Arbori, Arro, Bastelicaccia, Calcatoggio, Groove, Carbuccia, Cargèse, Casaglione, Casalabriva, Cauro, Coggia, Cognocoli-Monticchi, Coti-Chiavari, Cuttoli-Corticchiato, Eccica-Suarella, Grosseto-Prugna, Ocana, Perished, Piana, Pietrosella, Crushed-Canale, Saint-Andre-in Orcino, Sari-in Orcino, Sarrola-Carcopino, Tighten-di-Ferro, Tavaco, Valle-di-Mezzana, Vero, Vico and Villanova. Experts appointed by the management committee of the national institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies delimit the surfaces of production thus defined. The plans establish by these experts are, after setting with the investigation and approval of the national committee of the aforesaid institute, deposited with the town hall of each common interested party. To be entitled to the appellation contrôlées referred to above, the wines must come from following type of vines, other than all others: “Vin de Corse”, “Wine of Sartène Corsica”, “Wine of Calvi Corsica”, “Vin de Corse Slopes of the Corsica Cape”, “Wine of Figari Corsica”, “Wine of Oporto-Vecchio Corsica”. Red and rosy wines. Principal type of vines (50% at least): nielluccio, sciacarello and grenache black. Auxiliary type of vines (50% to the maximum): cinsault, mourvèdre, barbarossa, syrah, carignan and vermentino (malvoisy of Corsica). However, the proportion of vermentino and carignan should not exceed 20% for each one of these two type of vines. From the grape harvest of 1979, the proportion of nielluccio and sciacarello will have to be at least third of encépagement total of each exploitation. White wines. Principal type of vine (75% at least): vermentino (malvoisy of Corsica). Auxiliary type of vines (25% to the maximum): ugni white (rossola) as well as the codivarta for name “Vin de Corse Slopes of the Corsica” or “Corsica Cape Slopes of the Corsica Cape”.
Art 2. -
To be entitled to the controlled labels of origin referred to above, mentioned again in the table hereafter, the wines must, on the one hand, to come from musts having respectively richnesses sweetens some nonlower than those which are fixed in this table and, on the other hand, to introduce after fermentation of the actual alcoholic strengths not lower than those which also appear compared to names considered: (Modified, D. February 2, 1983, D. April 3, 1984, D. October 23, 1984, D. March 6, 2003) AppellationsCoulor of sugar the minimum vinsRichess of the moûtsTitre alcoholometric asset minimumVin of Corsica, br> Wine of Sartène Corsica, br> Wines of Calvi Corsica, br> Vin de Corse Slopes of the Corsica Cape, br> Wine of Figari Corsica, Wine of rosy Corsica Oporto-VecchioVins rougesVins and wines blancs207 grams by litre195 grams by litre11°511°5 [(D.25 March 1991) The minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of the white wines is lowered to 11% flight.]
Art 3. -
To be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Vin de Corse” or “Corsica”, followed or not one of enumerated local names to the article 1st, the wines must satisfy the conditions posed by the decree n° 74.872 of October 19, 1974. The basic output aimed to article 1 of the aforesaid decree is fixed at 50 hl per hectare of vine in production for the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Vin de Corse” or “Corsica “and at 45 hl for those being entitled to name” Vin de Corse “or followed” Corsica “of one of above mentioned local names. Pursuant to the provisions of article 3 of the above mentioned decree n° 74.872, the basic output possibly modified for a given harvest constitutes the limiting ceiling of classification of the wines profiting from this followed name or not of a local name, in accordance with article 3 of the decree referred to above n° 74.958 of Nov 20, 1974. [(D.87/854 of October 22, 1987) The benefit of the controlled label of origin 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 4. -
The density of plantation to the hectare should not be lower than 3.000 feet.
Art 5. -
To be entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Vin de Corse” or followed “Corsica” or not local name, the wines must be vinified in accordance with the local practice. The use of the continuous presses is prohibited. Any operation of enrichment, sweetening or concentration, even practised within the limit of the legal regulations, is prohibited. These wines cannot be put in circulation with one of these labels of origin without a certificate issued by the national institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies according to provisions' of the decree referred to above n° 74.871 of October 19, 1974 relating to the examinations analytical and organoleptic of the wines with controlled label of origin.
Art 6. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, is asserted name “Vin de Corse” or followed “Corsica” or not local name and who are introduced under the aforementioned name, cannot be declared after harvest, be offered to the public, be dispatched, put on sale or sold, without, in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above being registered and is accompanied by the mention “Appellation contrôlée”, the whole in very apparent characters. Dimensions of the characters of the words “Vin de Corse “or” Corsica “must be at least equal to half of those of the largest characters appear on the labels.
Art 7. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Vin de Corse” or “Corsica”, 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 labels of origin without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary.
Art 8. -
The decree of March 11, 1968 concerning the conditions of attribution of the label “delimited Wines of quality higher” than the wines profiting from the label of origin “Sartène” or “Wines of Sartenais” as well as the decrees of March 13, 1968 and April 21, 1971 respectively relating to the definition of the appellation contrôlées “Patrimonio” and “Slopes of Ajaccio” is repealed. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19760402_47902/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Vin_de_Corse_-_2003.doc