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AOC Cornas machine translated reference / legal text

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Art 1st. -

Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Cornas” the red wines which, answering the conditions hereafter, were collected on the territory of the commune of Cornas, except for the pieces located on modern alluvia and grounds of plain. The experts charged by the management committee of the national committee of delimitation of the “Côtes-du-Rhône wines” will delimit the surface of production thus defined, and will defer the limits of them in the field of the commune. The plan established by their care will be, after approval by the national committee of the labels of origin deposited in the town hall of common interested before October 1, 1939.

Art 2. -

The red wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Cornas” will have to come exclusively from the type of vine syrah.

Art 3. -

(Replaced, D. April 5, 1982) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Cornas” must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 10,5%. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 171 grams per liter of must. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring 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, after investigation carried out into its request presented at least eight days 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 could be modified, when the climatic conditions justify it by joint decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for consumption, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.

Art 4. -

(Replaced, D. Sept. 13, 1979) - with the controlled label of origin “Cornas” only the wines can claim answering the conditions of the decree n° 74.872 of October 19, 1974. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of this decree is fixed at 40 hectolitres at the hectare. The percentage envisaged in its article 3 is fixed at 15% in accordance with the decree n° 74.958 of November 20, 1974. The wines of the young vines can profit from the appellation contrôlée only as from the third year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31. [Percentage of increase envisaged in article 6 of the decree referred to above n° 74.872: 100% of the annual output of name “Coasts of the Rhone”.]

Art 5. -

The long size is authorized for the vines producing the wine being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Cornas”.

Art 6. -

The red wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Cornas” will have to come from grapes collected with good maturity and vinified in accordance with the local practice. They will profit from all the oenological processes currently authorized by the laws and payments in force, except for the concentration and of the congelation, which are prohibited.

Art 7. -

The wines for which under the present decree the appellation contrôlée will be asserted “Cornas”, 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. -

Use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Cornas”, whereas it does not answer all the conditions fixed by this decree is 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_19380805_27702/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Cornas_-_1982.doc