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Decree No 2001-391 of April 30, 2001 modifying the decree No 93-501 of March 26, 1993 relating to the controlled label of origin “Slopes of the department of Var” - J.O n° 106 of May 6, 2001
Art 1st. -
Only of the department of Var to the controlled label of origin “Slopes are entitled” the white, red and rosy wines which answer the conditions fixed hereafter.
Art 2. -
The surface of production of the wines being entitled of the department of Var to the controlled label of origin “Slopes” is delimited inside the territory of twenty-eight following communes of the department of the VAr: Barjols, Arm, Brignoles, Brue-Auriac, Camp-the-Source, That, Châteauvert, Forcalqueiret, Garéoult, Méounes-lès-Montrieux, Nans-the-Pines, Néoules, Ollières, Pontevès, Rocbaron, Roquebrussanne, Rougiers, Holy-Anastasie-on-Issole, Saint-Maximin-the-Holy-Balsam, Saint-Zacharie, Salernes, Wooden tub-Source-in Argens, Signs, Taverns, Tourves, the Valley, Varages, Villecroze.
Art 3. -
To be entitled of the department of Var to the controlled label of origin “Slopes”, the wines must result from grape harvest collected in the surface of production delimited by pieces or parts of pieces such as it was approved by the national Committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin, at its meeting of June 6, 1985 and of the 13 and September 14, 1989, on Commission proposal of experts indicated to this end. The plans of delimitation are deposited with the town hall of the common interested parties.
Art 4. -
(Replaced, D. April 30, 2001) - to be entitled of the department of Var to the controlled label of origin “Slopes”, the wines must come from following type of vines, other than all others: A. - red and rosy Wines 1° principal Type of vines: grenache NR, cinsaut NR, mourvèdre NR, syrah NR, together in the proportion minimum of 80% of encépagement. Two type of vines at least are obligatory in the encépagement principal one, none of these type of vines not having to exceed 90% of encépagement. 2° secondary Type of vines: cabernet-sauvignon NR, carignan NR, tibouren NR. Encépagement intended for the production of rosy wines will be able moreover to comprise type of vines enumerated in the production of the white wines to the first subparagraph of the paragraph B of this article, in a maximum proportion of 10%. B. - white Wines 1° the wines must come from following type of vines: pale B, grenache white B, sémillon B, ugni white B, vermentino B, also called poker. 2° the vermentino B must account for 30% minimum of encépagement. 3° the sémillon B is limited to 30% maximum of encépagement. 4° the ugni white B is limited to 25% maximum of encépagement. In this article, by the term of encépagement, it is necessary to include/understand encépagement totality of the pieces producing the wine of name for the color considered.
Art 5. -
To be entitled of the department of Var to the controlled label of origin “Slopes”, the wines must come from grapes collected with the good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 11 p. 100 and comprise less than 3 grams per liter of residual sugar. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of grape harvest having a high content in sugar lower than 189 grams per liter of must for the red wines and 178 grams per liter of must for the white and rosy wines.
Art 6. -
With the controlled label of origin “Slopes can claim of the department of Var” only the wines answering the conditions of the decree n° 74-872 of October 19, 1974 referred to above. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of this decree is fixed at 55 hectolitres at the hectare. The limiting ceiling of classification envisaged in its article 3, expressed as a percentage fixed basic output, will not be able to in no case to make it possible to declare in controlled label of origin “Slopes of the department of Var” more than 60 hectolitres to the hectare. The benefit of name can ête granted to the wines coming from young vines only as from the third year following that during which the plantation was carried out before August 31.
Art 7. -
The vines producing the of the department of Var classified wine controlled “Slopes” must have a minimal density of 4.000 feet at the hectare with a maximum distance between rows of 2,50 meters. The size must be carried out in courson in two frank eyes with a maximum loading of twelve frank eyes per foot. For the type of vines Syrah and Cabernet-Sauvignon, the vines could be led in the long face (Guyot) with a maximum loading of ten frank eyes per foot and eight frank maximum on long wood.
Art 8. -
To be entitled of the department of Var to the controlled label of origin “Slopes”, the wines must be elaborate according to local practice's. The use of the continuous presses with helicoid screw of pressure is prohibited. The rosy wines must be worked out by the process known as of the “bleeding” in a proportion from at least 20 p. 100 of each marketed batch. For all wines (white, red and rosy), the assembly at least of two type of vines is obligatory.
Art 9. -
The wines cannot be put in circulation with the controlled label of origin “Slopes of the department of Var” without a certificate issued by the national Institute of the labels of origin under the conditions envisaged by the decree n° 74-871 of October 19, 1974, relating to the analytical and organoleptic examinations of the wines with controlled label of origin.
Art 10. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, is asserted the controlled label of origin “Slopes of the department of Var” and which are presented under the aforementioned name, 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, name referred to above are registered and accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée”, the whole in very apparent characters.
Art 11. -
Use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine with of the department of Var right to the controlled label of origin “Slopes” whereas it does not answer all the conditions of production fixed by this decree is 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 12. -
The decree of March 25, 1992 fixing the conditions of attribution of the label “delimited wine of quality higher” than the wines profiting from the label of origin “Slopes of the department of Var” is repealed. The wines having received the label of the delimited wines of higher quality under the label of origin “Slopes of the department of Var” and answering the conditions of this decree can be allowed for the of the department of Var benefit of the controlled label of origin “Slopes” if they obtain, within three month starting from the date of publication of this decree, the certificate of approval envisaged in article 9, delivered above under the same conditions after examinations analytical and organoleptic. The wines held by the wholesale dealers are subjected to the same procedure, however, in this case, samplings are carried out by the agents of the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds. The wines presented at the analytical and organoleptic examinations for classification in appellation contrôlée lose definitively and immediately the benefit of the label of origin to which they had right, if they do not undergo the examinations successfully. Wines profiting from the label of origin “Slopes Of the department of Var”, to which at the date of publication of this decree the label of the delimited wines of higher quality was delivered before can be marketed under their name until exhaustion of stocks, provisions of article 2 (§ 3), of the decree of November 30, 1960 relating to the validity of use of the label of the delimited wines of higher quality not being more applicable to these wines. However, the wines which were not the subject of a marketing or which were not bottled before the expiry of a three months deadline following the publication of this decree could not be marketed under their label of origin wines delimited of superior quality that if they obtain an extension of the validity of label after a new examination of quality by analysis and tasting organized by the trade union of defense of name under the control of the national Institute of the labels of origin. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19930326_30402/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Coteaux_Varois_-_2001.doc