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Decree of August 4, 1992 relating to the controlled labels of origin, and - J.O Number 183 of August 8, 1992

Art 1st. -

Only be is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Bellet” or “Wine of Bellet” the white, red or rosy wines answering all the conditions enumerated below and which were collected on the territory of the commune of Nice and in the following localities, located in the department of the Alpes-Maritimes: Séoules, the Rammer, Large-Wood, Golfan, Cappan, Saint-Novel-of-Bellet, the Tower, Candau, Saquier, Saint-Saver, Large-Pine, Greenhouse-Length, Crémat, Mount-Bellet (Cantagalet), Li Puncia and Lingestiera (partly), other than the pieces which can be on modern grounds of alluvia and grounds not intended for the culture of the vine, according to the local practice. Experts named by the management committee of the national committee of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies will delimit the surface of production in each locality and will defer the limits of them on the cadrastal map. This plan of the surface of production, established by the care of the experts, will be, after approval by the national committee, deposited with the town hall of Nice.

Art 2. -

(Modified, D. August 24, 1961, art 1st). - The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Wine of Bellet” or “Bellet” will have obligatorily to come from following type of vines: For the red wines: principal type of vines: gear ratio, insane black or fuella, cinsault. Secondary type of vines: grenache black and white type of vines indicated hereafter for the white wines. For the rosy wines: principal type of vines: gear ratio, insane black or fuella, cinsault. Secondary type of vines: grenache, roussan, poker, spagnol or mayorquin, pale, pignerol, bourboulenc. For the white wines: principal type of vines: poker, roussan, spagnol or mayorquin. Secondary type of vines: pale, bourboulenc, chardonnay, pignerol, muscatel with small grains. The proportion of secondary type of vines will not have to exceed 40% of encépagement for the red, rosy and white wines.

Art 3. -

The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Wine of Bellet” or “Bellet” will have to come from musts at least containing 178 grams of natural sugar per liter for the red and rosy wines, 187 grams of natural sugar per liter for the white wines, and to present, after fermentation, a minimum degree of actual alcoholic strength of 10°5 for the red and rosy wines and of 11° for the white wines.

Art 4. -

(Modified, D. August 24, 1961, art 2). - The appellation contrôlée “Wine of Bellet” or “Bellet” is granted only within the limit of 40 hl per hectare of vine in production. (Al 2, 3, 4 repealed, D. n° 74-872 of October 19.) [These provisions were supplemented by the decrees n° 74-872 of October 19, 74-958 modified of November 20: - ceiling limits classification: 20%]. [(D. 87/854 of October 22, 1987.) - The benefit of name can be granted to the wines coming from 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. -

(Replaced, D. August 4, 1992) - the vines producing the classified wines controlled “Bellet” must present a number of feet at the hectare at least equal to 5.000. They will have to be led in the short face, out of goblet, range or cord of Royat comprising to the more five let us coursons in two frank eyes. However, the vines planted in bracelet, said gear ratio, or in chardonnay could be led in guyot simple carrying to more the ten frank eyes per stock, of which to the maximum eight on long wood.

Art 6. -

(Replaced, D. September 1, 1980). - 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. However, with regard to enrichment, of the particular provisions could be taken by decree of the Minister for agriculture, on a proposal from the national committee of the national institute of the labels of origin.

Art 7. -

The wines for which, under the present decree, the label of origin “Bellet will be asserted” could not be declared after harvest, be offered to the public, be dispatched, put on sale 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.

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 “Wine of Bellet” or “Bellet” 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_19411111_30102/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Bellet_-_1992.doc