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Decree of December 2, 1996 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 282 of December 4, 1996 Decree of October 7, 2003 relating to names D ? origin controlled “Anjou-Slopes of the Loire”, “Slopes of L ? Aubance”, “Slopes of the Tailboard”, “Bonnezeaux” and “Quarters of Thatch” - J.O n° 235 of October 10, 2003 page 17308
Art 1st. -
(Modified, D. October 14, 1974, Replaced, D. December 2, 1996) - Only are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux”, supplemented or not by the words “Loire Valley”, the white wines which answering the conditions hereafter, were collected on the territory of the commune of Thouarcé (the Maine-and-Loire), section A 2nd sheet, section B and section C, other than the grounds which, by the nature of their ground, are unsuitable producing the wine of name. The wines must result from grape harvest collected in the surface of production delimited by piece or part of piece such as it was approved by the national committee of the national Institute of the labels of origin during the meeting of January 14, 1953 on Commission proposal of experts indicated to this end. The plans of delimitation are deposited with the town hall of Thouarcé.
Art 2. -
The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Bonnezeaux” will have to come from type of vine other than all others: chenin white or pineau of the Loire.
Art 3. -
(Replaced, D. December 2, 1996, Modified, D. of October 7, 2003) - the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” must come from musts containing at least and before any enrichment 238 grams from natural sugar per liter and present after fermentation an alcoholometric title voluminal minimum asset of 12% and one fermentable sugar content minimum of 34 grams per liter. Any unit batch of vintage intended for the development of the controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” must have a high content in sugars at least equal to 221 grams per liter.
Art 4. -
(Replaced, D. December 2, 1996) - with the controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” only the wines can claim answering the conditions 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. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of this decree is fixed at 25 hectolitres at the hectare. The output stop aimed to article 4 of this decree is fixed at 35 hectolitres at the hectare. A commission known as “controls vines and output”, indicated by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the label of origin on a proposal from the trade union of defense of Bonnezeaux, examines each piece or part of piece likely to produce wines with controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux”. This commission estimates the output of each piece and notes impossibility of producing the controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” for the vines whose output is considered to be too high taking into consideration output stop fixed for this name. Rules of procedure, approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin, lay down the procedure of this commission. It can be asserted for the wines produced on the same given surface of vines in production only the controlled labels of origin “Bonnezeaux” and “Anjou”. In this case, the quantity declared in the controlled label of origin “Anjou” should not be higher than the difference between 50 hectolitres than the hectare and the quantity declared in the controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” affected of a coefficient K. This coefficient K is fixed at 1,8. The provisions of article 6 of this decree apply to the wines produced beyond these allowed total quantities in controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” and “Anjou”. The benefit of the controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” can be granted to the wines coming from young vines only as from the second year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31, with a null output previous years.
Art 5. -
(Replaced, D. December 2, 1996) - the vines producing the wine with controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” must be planted, led and be cut in accordance with the provisions hereafter: - minimal distance enters the seedlings on the row: 1 meter; - a number of frank eyes: to the maximum twelve frank eyes per stock and four frank eyes on long wood; - minimal density of the plantations to be taken into account for the determination of spacings on the row and the spacings between rows: 4.000 stocks with the hectare. The minimal density of plantation defined above is lowered to 3.300 feet in the hectare for the trained vines, of which the height of foliage corresponds to 0,6 times the distance between the rows. The height of foliage is measured between the level of the lower wire of training and the top of the posts carry-wire raised of 30 centimetres (height of trimming). The lower wire of training must be at least with 40 centimetres above the ground. To profit from the provisions of the subparagraph above, the owners of the vines concerned must make them identify near the services of the national Institute of the labels of origin at the latest before June 30, 1997. In the case of new plantations, this request must be carried out at August 31 which follows the plantation. The lists of the pieces of vines thus identified are approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin. However, the vines planted before the dated January 1, 1997 one, which respect neither the minimal density of 4.000 stocks to the hectare nor the height of foliage defined above, can produce classified wines controlled “Bonnezeaux” until their pulling up and at the latest until harvest 2006. This time is carried until the harvest of the year 2021 for these vines when the density of plantation is lower than 3.300 stocks with the hectare since they respect the provisions concerning the height of foliage.
Art 6. -
(Replaced, D. December 2, 1996) - the pieces on which wines asserted in controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux are produced” must be gathered the grapes manually by sort successive. The grapes collected by these sort and intended for the development of the controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” must have arrived at surmaturity and to present a concentration by the action or not of the noble rot. The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” must be vinified in accordance with the local practice. They profit from all the oenological processes currently authorized by the laws and payments in force, except for the concentration which is prohibited.
Art 6 (a). -
(Added, D. December 2, 1996) - the wines with controlled label of origin “Bonnezeaux” cannot be put in circulation without a certificate issued by the national Institute of the labels of origin under the conditions envisaged by the decree n° 74-971 of October 19, 1974 relating to the examinations analytical and organoleptic of the wines with controlled label of origin.
Art 7. -
(Replaced D. Oct 14, 1974). - The wines for which, under the present decree, is asserted the appellation contrôlée “Bonnezeaux” supplemented or not by the words “Loire Valley”, cannot be declared after harvest, be offered to the consumers, be dispatched, put on sale or be 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. 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.
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 “Bonnezeaux”, 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 (article 1st and 2 of the law of August 1, 1905, article 8 of the law of May 6, 1919, article 13 of the decree of August 19, 1921), 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_19511106_59502/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC Bonnezeaux_2003.doc