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Decree of March 24, 1998 relating to the controlled labels of origin “Pauillac”, “Saint-Estèphe wine”, “Saint-Julien”, “Moulis”, “Medoc”, “High Medoc”, “Margaux” and “Listrac Medoc” - J.O n° 74 of March 28, 1998 [The decree of October 27, 1986 replaced the name of name “Listrac” by “Listrac-Médoc”.]

Art 1st. -

Only have right has the appellation contrôlée “Listrac-Médoc” the red wines which, answering the conditions enumerated hereafter, were collected on the territory of the commune of Listrac, other than the grounds which, by the nature of their ground or their situation, are unsuitable producing the wine of name. The limits of the surface of production thus defined will be deferred on the cadrastal map of the commune of Listrac by the experts appointed by the management committee of the national Institute of the labels of origin and the layout established by their care will be, after approval by the national Institute of the labels of origin, deposited with the town hall of Listrac.

Art 2. -

The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Listrac-Médoc” will have to come from following type of vines, other than all others: cabernet-sauvignon, cabernet frank, carmenère, merlot, malbec and small verdot. From harvest 1962 producing wine whole with label of origin “Listrac-Médoc” having in its exploitation of the pieces located in the delimited surface containing of the hybrids will not be able to assert the right to name “Listrac”.

Art 3. -

The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Listrac-Médoc” will have to come from musts containing at least and before any enrichment or concentration 178 grams from natural sugar per liter and to present, after fermentation, a minimum alcoholic strength of 10°5.

Art 4. -

(Modified, D. March 22, 1983). - The appellation contrôlée “Listrac-Médoc” will be granted only within the limit of 45 hl per hectare of vines in production. (Modified, D. 87-854 of October 22, 1987). - The benefit of the appellation contrôlée “Listrac-Médoc” 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. Moreover, collecting them of wines with appellation contrôlée “Listrac-Médoc” having or also exploiting vines from which the wine profits from an appellation contrôlée other that “Listrac-Médoc” will not be able, in their declaration of harvest, to reveal an output with the higher hectare, for the wines with appellation contrôlée “Listrac-Médoc” with that of the other wines with appellation contrôlée, except exemption found valid after investigation by the national Institute of the labels of origin.

Art 5. -

(Replaced, D. March 24, 1998) - the vines producing the wines with controlled label of origin “Listrac-Médoc” must be cut and planted in accordance with the following provisions: The only authorized modes of size are: - size with cots and astes, the stock having two astes in five eyes maximum for the cabernet-sauvignon, the malbec, the merlot and small the verdot and in seven eyes maximum for the frank cabernet and the carmenère. The cots of return being cut to a ? it, an additional growth called “indent” could be kept carrying two or three buttons to the maximum, but this mode of size will not have to affect more than 25% of stocks of the vineyard of the same owner; - size with cots with 2 cords, or in range with 4 arms, increasing a maximum number of 12 eyes by stock, whatever the type of vine. The density of plantation must be 6.500 to 10.000 feet with the hectare.

Art 6. -

The grape harvest will have to be made with good maturity. The wine making will have to be in conformity with the local practice, the surpressurage being prohibited. The practice of picking off will have to be applied. The wines having right has the appellation contrôlée “Listrac-Médoc” will profit from all the nologic practices ? authorized by the laws and payments in force. They could not be put in circulation without a certificate issued by an inspection board indicated by the national Institute of the labels of origin, on a proposal from the wine trade union of Listrac. This commission will examine whether the wine answers the conditions fixed by the regulation in force, and in particular by this decree. Its reasoned opinion will be transmitted to interested and the indirect Tax authorities. Rules of procedure approved by the national Institute of the labels of origin determine the procedure to be followed for the delivery of the certificate.

Art 7. -

The wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the appellation contrôlée “Listrac-Médoc” could not be declared after harvest, be offered to the consumers, be dispatched, put on sale or be sold without, in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, invoices, containers unspecified name 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 “Listrac-Médoc” 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 supplemented by the decree of September 30, 1949), 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_19570608_5602/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Listrac-Médoc_-_1998.doc