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AOC Côtes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire machine translated reference / legal text

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Art 1st. -

Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Côtes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire” the white wines which answering the conditions hereafter, were collected inside the territory of the following communes, except for the parts of these communes or pieces, located on modern alluvia: Saint-Macaire, Holy-Foy-the-Long, Saint Pierre-with Aurillac, the Pian-on-Garonne, Saint-Laurent-of-Wood, Caudrot, Saint-Andre-of-Wood, Saint-Martin-of-Sescas, Saint-Laurent-of-Plan, Saint-Martial. The layout of the surface of production thus defined will be deferred on the cadrastal map of the common interested parties by the experts appointed by the management committee of the national committee of the labels of origin and the plan established by their care will be deposited in the town halls of these communes before January 1, 1938.

Art 2. -

(Modified, D. Nov 8, 1955 and August 10, 1973) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Coasts of Bordeaux Saint-Macaire” must come from following type of vines: Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle. Any wine producer with appellation contrôlée “Coasts of Bordeaux Saint-Macaire” having in his exploitation of the pieces located in the delimited surface and containing white hybrids cannot assert the right to this name.

Art 3. -

(Modified, D. Nov 8, 1955, art 16) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Coasts of Bordeaux Saint Macaire” will have to come from musts containing before any enrichment or concentration, a minimum of 196 grams natural sugar per liter and to present, after fermentation, a minimum alcoholic strength of 11°5.

Art 4. -

(Modified, D. 83.259 of March 22, 1983) - the basic output is fixed at 50 hectolitres per hectare of vine in production. (Modified, D. 87-854 of October 22, 1987) - the benefit of the controlled label of origin “Coasts of Bordeaux Saint-Macaire” 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 5. -

Within one year, of the proposals tending to specify a regulation of the size will have to be made at the national committee of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies by the trade union of the higher Coasts of Bordeaux. [The provisions relating to the regulation of the size and the densities of plantation were defined by a decree of Feb 15, 1947] From the grape harvest of 1947, only to the appellation contrôlée “Côtes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire will be entitled”, the wines answering all the conditions fixed by the decree of control of July 31, 1937, modified by the decrees of September 9, 1937 and December 6, 1938, and coming from vines which will have been cut and planted in accordance with the provisions hereafter: Type of vines Sémillon and Sauvignon. - The only mode of size authorized is the Guyot size: Simple Guyot with a aste in 8 eyes to the maximum and a cot in 2 eyes; Guyot doubles to 2 astes in 6 frank eyes to the maximum and 2 cots in 2 eyes. Additional Muscadelle and type of vines. - The only authorized modes of size are: size with cots in 2 frank eyes; the simple Guyot size, the aste carrying 6 eyes to the maximum and the cot 1 or 2 eyes. The density of plantation of will not have to be lower than 4.500 feet with the hectare. Nevertheless are prohibited, from the publication of this decree, the practices of the incision annular or any other similar and that of the torsion of the vine shoot.

Art 6. -

(Modified, D. Dec 6, 1938) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Coasts of Bordeaux Saint-Macaire” will have to come from grapes collected with good maturity and vinified in accordance with the local practice. They will profit from all the nologic practices ? currently authorized by the laws and payments in force.

Art 7. -

The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée will be asserted “Côtes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire” 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 “Côtes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire”, 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_19370731_4002/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Cotes_de_Bordeaux_Saint-Macaire.doc