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Decree of October 20, 1997 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 246 of October 22, 1997 Decree of March 18, 1998 relating to the controlled labels of origin “Menetou-Salon” and “Sancerre” - J.O n° 67 of March 20, 1998
Article 1 (Supplemented and modified, D. October 14, 1974, replaced, D. October 20, 1997) Only are entitled to the label of origin controlled “Menetou-
Salon”, followed or not name of the commune of origin and supplemented or not by the words “Loire Valley”, the white, red or rosy wines which answer the conditions fixed hereafter.
Article 1 (a) (Added, D. October 20, 1997) The surface of production is delimited inside the territory of the following communes of the department of Expensive: Aubinges, Menetou-
Salon, Morogues, Parassy, Pigny, Quantilly, Saint-Céols, Soulangis, Vignoux-under-the-Aix and Humbligny. 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 during the meeting of the 17 and May 18, 1984 on Commission proposal of experts indicated to this end. The plans of delimitation, are, after carryforward on the cadrastal maps, deposited in town hall of the common interested parties.
Article 2Les wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Menetou-
Salon” will have to come from following type of vines other than all others: White wines: Sauvignon. Red and rosy wines: Black Pinot.
Article 3 (Replaced, D. December 19, 1983, Replaced, D. October 20, 1997) To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Menetou-
Salon” the wines must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 10% for the red and rosy wines and of 10,5% for the white wines. Cannot be regarded as being with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 162 grams per liter of must for the red and rosy wines and 153 grams per liter of must for the white wines. 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 this 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 his request presented before the vintage of the vines concerned. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above can be modified when the climatic conditions justify it by joint decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for the economy, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.
Article 4 (Modified, D. December 23, 1982, Replaced D. October 20, 1997, Replaced, D. March 18, 1998) The basic output aimed to the article 1st of the decree of September 10, 1993 relating to the producing output of the vineyards of the wines with controlled label of origin is fixed for the white wines at 60 hectolitres per hectare and for the wines red and rosy at 55 hectolitres per hectare. The output stop aimed to article 4 of the aforesaid decree is fixed for the white wines at 75 hectolitres per hectare, for the red wines with 67 hectolitres per hectare and for the rosy wines with 69 hectolitres per hectare. The benefit of the controlled label of origin 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.
Article 5 (Replaced, D. October 20, 1997) To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Menetou-
Salon”, the wines must come from vines led and cut in accordance with the following provisions: Plantation Maximum spacing enters the rows: 1,45 meter. Maximum distance enters the seedlings on the row: 1,20 meter. Cut Is authorized: - is the simple Guyot size with a maximum of ten frank eyes per stock. It comprises a long wood cut to the maximum in eight frank eyes and one or two let us coursons cut to the maximum in two frank eyes; - is double or short the Guyot size in “Y” with a maximum of twelve frank eyes per stock. It comprises two cut rods each one in four frank eyes to the maximum and two let us coursons cut to the maximum in two frank eyes.
Article 6 The grape harvest will have to be made with good maturity. The wine making will be in conformity with the local practice. The wines being entitled to name “Menetou-
Salon” will profit from all the oenological processes authorized by the laws and payments in force, except for the concentration which is prohibited. 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 proposal of the wine union of the area of Menetou-Salon. 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.
Article 7 (Replaced, D. October 14, 1974) The wines for which, under the present decree, is asserted the appellation contrôlée “Menetou-
Salon”, supplemented or not by the words “Loire Valley”, not being able to be declared after harvest, to be offered to the consumers, 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, name 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. In addition dimensions of the characters of the mention “Loire Valley” should not be higher, as well in height as in width, to two thirds of those of the characters composing the name of name.
Article 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 “Menetou-
Salon” 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 labels of origin (art 1 and 2 of the law of August 1, 1905, art 8 of the law of May 6, 1919, art 13 of the decree of August 19, 1921 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_19590123_13302/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC Menetou-Salon_1998.doc