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Decree of February 17, 1998 relating to the controlled labels of origin “Twyers-side of Nimes” and “Côtes de Castillon” - J.O n° 42 of February 19, 1998
Art 1st. -
Only to the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon” the red wines answering the conditions fixed are entitled hereafter.
Art 2. -
The surface of production of the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon” is delimited inside the territory of the following communes: Belvès-of-Castillon, Castillon-the-Battles, Saint-Magne-of-Castillon.
1. - (Added D. July 11, 1989) - the surface of production defined in article 2 is extended to the following communes: Gardegan-and-Tourtirac, Monbadon, Saint-Genès-of-Castillon, Saint-Philippe-Aiguille, Holy-Dove, the Rooms.
Art 3. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon” the wines must result from grape harvest collected in the surface of production delimited by pieces or parts of piece such as it was approved by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies at its meeting of the 24 and February 25, 1988 on Commission proposal of experts appointed to this end. The plans of delimitation are deposited with the town hall of the common interested parties.
1. - (Added D. July 11, 1989) - For the communes enumerated in article 2-1, the wines must result from grape harvest collected on the pieces which were determined by the national Institute of the labels of origin at its 14 and September 15, 1988 meetings and whose plans are deposited in the common of the aforesaid town halls.
Art 4. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon”, the wines must come from following type of vines, other than very other: Frank cabernet (NR), Cabernet Sauvignon (NR), Cot or Malbec (NR), Merlot (NR).
Art 5. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon”, the wines 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 musts. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment is granted, the wines should not exceed a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 13% 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 general direction of competition, 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 economy, finances and the budget and the Minister for agriculture, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of the interested producers' association.
Art 6. -
Can claim with the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon” only the wines answering the conditions of the decree n° 74.872 of modified October 19, 1974. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of the decree referred to above is fixed at 50 hl/ha. The benefit of the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon” 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.
Art 7. -
The vines producing the classified wine controlled “Côtes de Castillon” must be led and cut in accordance with the provisions hereafter: The only mode of size authorized is the Guyot size simple or double, with a maximum of 10 eyes per feet for simple Guyot and 15 eyes per feet for double Guyot. In any event, the number of eyes to the hectare must be lower than 60.000. The density of plantation must be at least 5.000 feet to the hectare. (Modified, D. February 17, 1998) - the vines planted with a lower density could before August 31, 1988 be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon” until harvest 2025 in condition of being planted and to comply with the rules of size specified with the present article. To in no case the distance between the feet on the rows cannot be lower than 1 meter.
Art 8. -
The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon” must be vinified in accordance with the local practice. They profit from all the nologic practices ? authorized by the laws and payments in force.
Art 9. -
The classified wines controlled “Côtes de Castillon” cannot be put in circulation without a certificate of approval delivered by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies under the conditions envisaged by the decree n° 74.871 of October 19, 1974 relating to the examinations analytical and organoleptic of the classified wines controlled.
Art 10. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée is asserted “Côtes de Castillon” 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, the label of origin referred to above are registered and 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.
Art 11. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser which the wines are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Côtes de Castillon” whereas they do 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 labels of origin, without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary.
Art 12. -
The wines of harvest 1988 which were asserted with the appellation contrôlée “Bordeaux-Côtes de Castillon” can be allowed for the benefit of the controlled label of origin “Côtes de Castillon”: - if they answer all the regulations of this decree; - 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 wholesale dealers who hold wines of “Bordeaux-Côtes de Castillon” of harvest 1988 likely to be allowed for the benefit of name “Côtes de Castillon” must subject them to same controls, but in this case the taking away will be carried out by the agents of the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds.
Art 13. -
Modified article 3 of the decree of November 14, 1936 relating to the controlled label of origin “Bordeaux” is modified as it follows: - the whole of the provisions relating to name “Bordeaux” followed by “Côtes de Castillon” are repealed; - the commune of Room-of-Castillon is removed list of the communes being able to profit from the name “Bordeaux” followed by “Coasts the Frank ones”. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19890209_4102/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Cotes_de_Castillon_-_1998.doc