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Decree of December 5, 1996 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 286 of December 8, 1996 Modifié by: Decree of February 23, 2000 relating to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” - J.O n° 49 of February 27, 2000
Art 1st. -
Only to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône are entitled”, initially recognized by the decree of November 19, 1937, the red, rosy or white wines answering the conditions fixed hereafter.
Art 2. -
(Supplemented, D. December 5, 1996) - the surface of production of the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” is delimited inside the territory of the 163 following communes: Department of Ardeche Communes of: Andance, Ardoix, the Arras-on-Rhone, Borough-Saint-Andéol, Champagne, Charnas, Châteaubourg, Cornas, Cat-like, Glun, Guilherand-Barns, the Voulte-on-Rhone, Lemps, Limony, Mauves, Ozon, Peyraud, Sarras, Will dry, Serrières, Saint-Désirat, Saint-Etienne-of-Valoux, Saint-Jean-of-Muzols, Saint-Julien-in-Saint-Alban, Saint-Just-in Ardèche, Saint-Marcel-in Ardèche, Saint-Martin-in Ardèche, Saint-Péray, Talencieux, Toulaud, the Tournon-on-Rhone, Vion. Department of Drome Communes of: Beaumont-Monteux, Bouchet, Chanos-Curson, Crozes-Hermitage, Erôme, Gervans, Larnage, Rock-of-Glun, Livron-on-Drome, Mercurol, Mérindol-the-Olive-trees, Mirabel-with-Baronnies, Mollans-on-Ouvèze, Montbrison-on-Lez, Nyons, Pègue, Piégon, Bridge-in-the Isere, Rochegude, Rousset-the-Vines, Saint-Maurice-on-Eygues, Saint-Pantaléon-the-Vines, Saint-Uze, the Serf-on-Rhone, Suze-the-Russet-red, Silvering-the Hermitage, Taulignan, Tulette, Venterol, Vinsobres. Department of Gard Communes of: Aiguèze, Bagnols-on-Cèze, Castillon-of-Gard, Cavillargues, Chusclan, Codolet, Comps, Connaux, Cornillon, Domazan, Estézargues, Fournès, Gaujac, It Castling-on-Cèze, Laudun, the Pine, Lirac, Montfrin, Orsan, Bridge-Saint-Spirit, Pougnadoresse (section A of the land register updated for the year 1934), Pouzilhac, Pujaut, Rochefort-of-Gard, Roquemaure, Sabran, Sauveterre, Saze, Saint-Alexandre, Saint-Etienne-of-Fates, Saint-Géniès-of-Comolas, Saint-Gervais, Saint-Hilaire-of Ozilhan, Saint-Laurent-of-Trees, Saint-Marcel-in-Careiret, Saint-Michel-Euzet, Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Paul-the-Font, Saint-Pons-the-Calm, Saint-Victor-the-Coste, Tavel, Tresques, Valliguières, Vénéjan, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. Department of the Loire Communes of: Chavanay, Malleval, the Saint-Michel-on-Rhone, Saint-Pierre-of-Ox, Jack. Department of the Rhone Communes of: Ampuis, Condrieu, the Saint-Cyr-on-the-Rhone, Tupin-and-Let us sow. Department of Vaucluse Communes of: Avignon, Beaumes-of-Venice, Bédarrides, Bollène, Bush, Cairanne, Camaret-on-Acute, the Caumont-on-Durance, Châteauneuf-of-Gadagne, Châteauneuf-of-Pope, Courthézon, Falcon, Gigondas, Cricket, Jonquerettes, Jonquières, Lafare, Lagarde-Paréol, Mondragon, Morières-lès-Avignon, Orange, Piolenc, Puyméras, Rasteau, Richerenches, Roaix, Castling-Alric, Sablet, Holy-Cecile-the-Vines, Saint-Marcellin-lès-Vaison, Saint-Romain-in-Viennese, Saint-Novel-of-Malegarde, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon, Sarrians, Séguret, Sérignan-of-Comtat, Sorgues, Suzette, Travaillan, Uchaux, Vacqueyras, Vaison-the-Roman, Valréas, Vedène, Villedieu, Violès, Visan. On a purely transitory basis, the pieces planted in vine excluded from the delimited surface “Côtes du Rhône” identified by their cadastral references, their surface and their encépagement whose list was approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin during the meetings of February 9, 1994 and September 4, 1996, provided they answer the conditions fixed by this decree, continue to profit for their harvest from the right to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” until their pulling up and at the latest until harvest 2021 included.
Art 3. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône”, 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 on Commission proposal of experts indicated to this end. The plans of delimitation are, after carryforward on cadrastal maps, deposited with the town hall of the common interested parties.
Art 4. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône”, the wines must answer the conditions of following encépagement: has) Red and rosy wines: Principal type of vines: grenache black, syrah black, mourvèdre black. The black grenache must account for at least 40 encépagement p. 100 of safe for the exploitations located at the north of the parallel of Montélimar (Drome). Secondary type of vines: carignan black, cinsaut black, counoise black, muscardin black, camarèse black, vaccarèse black, picpoul black, terret black, gray grenache, pale pink. The secondary type of vines unit or separately should not represent more than 30 p. 100 of encépagement. Moreover, encépagement for the red and rosy wines will be able to comprise type of vines indicated below for the white wines, in a maximum proportion of 5 p. 100 for the red wines and of 20 p. 100 for the rosy wines. b) White wines: Principal type of vines: grenache white, pale white, marsanne white, roussane white, bourboulenc white, white viognier. Secondary type of vines: ugni white, picpoul white. The secondary type of vines unit or separately should not represent more than 20 p. 100 of encépagement. In this article, by the term “encépagement”, it is necessary to include/understand encépagement totality of the pieces producing the wine of name for the color considered. (Replaced D. February 23, 2000) - However, to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône will be entitled”, until harvest 2004 included, the wines answering the conditions of encépagement following: Principal type of vines: grenache, pale, syrah, mourvèdre, picpoul, terret black, picardan, cinsaut, dogfish or roussane, marsanne, bourboulenc, viognier and carignan. Percentage of carignan in encépagement which cannot exceed 30 p. 100. Secondary type of vines: counoise, muscardin, vaccarèse, pinot fine of Burgundy, mauzac, white Pascal, ugni white, calitor, gamay black with white juice, camarèse. Total percentage of these additional type of vines in encépagement not being able to exceed 30 p. 100. Any wine producer of the appellation contrôlée defined by this decree, having in his exploitation of the pieces containing of the hybrids, will not be able to assert the right to name.
Art 5. -
The vines producing the wine being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” must be planted and cut under the following conditions: Density of plantation: Each foot has a maximum surface of 2,5 square meters. This surface is obtained by multiplying the two distances inter-rows and spacing between the stocks. The maximum distance between the rows is limited to 2,5 meters. This provision is applicable for all new plantation or replanting carried out after the publication of this decree. Cut: For all type of vines, except for viognier, only is authorized the short size out of goblet or in cord, each stock having to comprise to the maximum six let us coursons in two frank eyes. In the event of size in cord, the maximum height of the cord will be 65 centimetres, this height being measured starting from the ground until the lower part of the arms of frame. The period of establishment of the cord of Royat, for all type of vines led according to this mode, will be limited to two years to the maximum. During this period, the Guyot size, such as below definite for the type of vine viognier, could be authorized. For the type of vine viognier are authorized the Guyot size with a long wood comprising eight frank eyes to the maximum or that with two long drink with six frank eyes to the maximum and one or two let us coursons in two frank eyes to the maximum.
Art 6. -
The irrigation for the growing period of the vine can be authorized only in the event of persistent dryness, pursuant to the regulation in force, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin and at the request of the trade union of defense of name and this until the date of ripening only.
Art 7. -
Can claim with the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” only the wines answering the conditions of the decree of September 10, 1993 referred to above. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of this decree is fixed at 52 hectolitres per hectare, dregs and bourbes included/understood. The output stop aimed to article 4 of this decree is fixed at 60 hectolitres per hectare, dregs and bourbes included/understood. Lastly, the total production of the vines in production, including that delivered to the industrial uses envisaged in article 6 of this decree, will not be able to in no case to exceed 75 hectolitres per hectare, under penalty of losing the right to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône”, for the totality of the harvest of the exploitation in which this going beyond will have been raised. The benefit of the controlled label of origin can be granted to the wines coming from the young vines only as from the third year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31.
Art 8. -
The wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimal natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 11 p. 100. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 180 grams per liter of must for the type of vine syrah, than 189 grams per liter of must for other red type of vines, and than 178 grams per liter of must for white type of vines. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment is granted, the minimal natural voluminal title alcoholometric could be lowered to 10,5 p. 100, the maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric not having to exceed 13 p. 100 for the nouveau riches batches, under penalty of losing the right to name. Enrichment is limited to the maximum with two degrees. For the red and rosy wines, enrichment could be granted at the time of the years to exceptional climatology, either for the totality of the grape harvest of name, or for certain sectors, or for certain type of vines only.
Art 9. -
(Modified, D. December 5, 1996) - to be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône”, the wines must be elaborate according to local practice's. The grapes must be collected and brought in cellar in a suitable medical state, and be vinified in accordance with the local practice. Musts and wines profit from all the practices authorized by the regulation in force. With regard to the transport of the vintage, the contents of the buckets are limited to four tons in manual harvest and three tons in mechanical harvest.
Art 10. -
The wines cannot be put in circulation with the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” without a certificate issued by the national Institute of the labels of origin under the conditions envisaged by the decree of October 19, 1974 referred to above. The deadline of delivery of this certificate of approval will not be able to exceed on December 31 of the year following that of harvest.
Art 11. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” could not be declared, after harvest, offered to the public, dispatched, put on sale, without in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, containers, the label of origin referred to above being accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée” in very apparent characters. The labelling of these wines will not be able to comprise any type of vine mention in some form that it is, except, possibly, in the history of the wine and characters whose dimension will not have to exceed one the third of the dimension of the name of name being reproduced on the label gathering the obligatory mentions.
Art 12. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” 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 13. -
The decree of November 19, 1937 defining the conditions of production of the controlled label of origin “Côtes du Rhône” is repealed. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19960624_42802/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Cotes_du_Rhone_-_2000.doc