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Decree of April 3, 1990 relating to the controlled label of origin “Creaming of Bordeaux” - J.O Number 85 of April 10, 1990 Modifié by: Decree of October 9, 1995 relating to the controlled labels of origin and - J.O Number 237 of October 11, 1995
Art 1st. -
Only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Creaming of Bordeaux” the white or rosy wines sparkling elaborate under the conditions fixed by this decree by using only the still wines, said basic wines, answering the conditions below defined and which will have been declared like such in the declarations of harvest under the denomination” Wine intended for the development of creaming of Bordeaux “.
Art 2. -
The denomination “Wine intended for the development of creaming of Bordeaux” can be applied only to wines produced inside the surface of production of the wines with controlled label of origin “Bordeaux”.
Art 3. -
The denomination “Wine intended for the development of creaming of Bordeaux” can be applied only to wines coming from following type of vines: White wines principal Type of vines: White: sémillon (B), sauvignon (B), muscadelle (NR); Red: cabernet-sauvignon (NR), frank cabernet (NR), carmenère (NR), merlot (NR), malbec (NR), small verdot (NR). Additional type of vines: Ugni white (B), colombard (B). Rosy wines Cabernet-sauvignon (NR), frank cabernet (NR), carmenère (NR), merlot (NR), malbec (NR), small verdot (NR).
Art 4. -
The denomination “Wine intended for the development of creaming of Bordeaux” can apply only to the harvest of vines led and cut according to provisions' in force for the controlled label of origin “Bordeaux”.
Art 5. -
The denomination “Wine intended for the development of creaming of Bordeaux” can apply only to wines coming from collected grapes with good maturity and presenting a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 8,5 p 100. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 144 grams per liter of must for red type of vines and than 136 grams per liter of must for white type of vines. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment is granted, the wines being entitled Creaming to the controlled label of origin “of Bordeaux” should not exceed a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 13 p. 100 before addition of dose, under penalty of losing the right to the label of origin considered. However, the benefit of name referred to above can be granted to the wines of a total voluminal title alcoholometric higher than the limits 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 of the wines and brandies (I.N.A.O.), after investigation carried out into his request, presented 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 competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds and the general direction of the taxes. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above can be modified when the climatic conditions justify it, by joint decree of the minister of State, Minister for the economy, finances and the budget, and the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.
Art 6. -
To be able to profit from the appellation contrôlée “Creaming of Bordeaux”, the wines must answer the conditions fixed by the decree n° 74-872 of October 19, 1974. The basic output aimed to the article 1st of the aforesaid decree is fixed per hectare of vines in production which can profit from name to 65 hectolitres, that is to say 9.750 kg of grapes. The percentage which determines the limiting ceiling of classification envisaged in article 3 of this same decree is fixed at 20 p. 100. The benefit of the controlled label of origin 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 7. -
The denomination “Wine intended for the development of creaming of Bordeaux” can be applied only to wines coming from grapes collected with good maturity and obtained within the limit of 100 liters must for 150 kg of grape harvest, and vinified in accordance with the local practice to the territory aimed to article 2. The grapes can be transported only in nontight containers. In the fermentation off skins, the grapes must be put whole in the press. The wines known as of “rebêche” are collected separately and cannot claim with the denomination referred to above. These wines must account for at least 7 p. 100 of the quantity having right this denomination. They doiven T to be the subject of a separate specific mention in the declarations of harvest or manufacture. The use of any system of draining, pressing or pressing of the vintage by helicoid screws or presses containing of the chains is interdict for the development of the wines in question. All the oenological processes authorized by the laws and payments in force can be used, other than the concentration which is prohibited.
Art 8. -
The weighing of the grapes is obligatory on the place of pressing. The behaviour of a notebook of press is obligatory. This notebook specifies, for each marc, the date and the hour of the beginning of each operation, the weight of the grapes implemented by type of vine, their alcoholometric title in power, their origin, the name of the wine grower and volumes of musts obtained. It must be held on the spot with the provision of the agents of the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds and the general direction of the taxes, which can carry out all check operations freely.
Art 9. -
In the declarations of harvest and stock, invoices, book, parts of control and all other documents accompanying the wine and the vintage, the denomination “Wine intended for the development of creaming of Bordeaux” is obligatory.
Art 10. -
The wines with controlled label of origin “Creaming of Bordeaux” can be elaborate only starting from one basic wine or of a basic wine assembly in which, for the white wines, volume resulting from principal type of vines specified in article 3 above is at least equal to 70 p. 100 of the unit.
Art 11. -
The wines with name “Creaming of Bordeaux” must be elaborate a second fermentation in bottles in accordance with the provisions of the decree of March 19, 1939, in the surface of production aimed to article 2 above. The wines must present a minimum alcoholometric title of 10 p. 100 before the addition of drawn-off liquid. Pulling in bottles where the catch of foam is carried out cannot take place before January 1 year which follows that of harvest. The shelf life in bottles on dregs cannot be lower than nine months. The wines must have, after discharging, a carbon dioxide overpressure at least equal to 3,5 atmospheres, measured at the temperature of 20°C. Their content total sulphur dioxide should not exceed 150 milligrams per liter. The wines must present a minimum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 11 p. 100 before addition of dose.
Art 12. -
The wines for which name referred to above is asserted 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 wines with controlled label of origin.
Art 13. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, is asserted name “Creaming of Bordeaux” and which is presented under the aforementioned name cannot be declared after harvest, be offered to the public, be dispatched, put on sale or sold, without, in the declaration of stock, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified, the label of origin referred to above being registered and is accompanied by the mention “Appellation contrôlée”, the whole in apparent characters. On the labels, the words “Creaming of Bordeaux” must be registered in very apparent characters: dimensions of the characters of the words “Creaming” and “Bordeaux” must be equal between them. The bottles must be closed using a stopper carrying the words “Creaming of Bordeaux” on the part contained in the collar of the bottle.
Art 14. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled Creaming to the appellation contrôlée “of Bordeaux” 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 names, without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary.
Art 15. -
(Replaced, D. of October 9, 1995) - the provisions of the decree of March 28, 1962 relating to the controlled label of origin “sparkling Bordeaux” remain applicable until December 31, 1998.
Art 16. -
The sparkling wines profiting from the controlled label of origin “sparkling Bordeaux” elaborate with the basic wines of harvests 1988 or 1989 and answering all the conditions of this decree can be allowed for the benefit of the controlled label of origin “Creaming of Bordeaux” if they obtain within three month, starting from the date of publication of this decree, the certificate of approval envisaged in article 12, delivered above under the same conditions after examinations analytical and organoleptic. The wines held by the wholesale dealers will be subjected to the same procedure but, in this case, samplings will be carried out by the agents of the general direction of competition, the consumption and the repression of the frauds. I NR WITH O AOC_Cremant_de_Bordeaux_-_1995.doc All reproduction rights reserved Page 2 out of 3 Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19900403_43302/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Cremant_de_Bordeaux_-_1995.doc