AOC Premières Côtes de Bordeaux machine translated reference / legal text
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Art 1st. -
Only to the appellation contrôlée “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux are entitled” the red wines and the white wines which, answering the conditions hereafter were collected on the territory of the following communes of the department of the Gironde except for the grounds which, by the nature of their ground or their situation, are unsuitable producing the wine of this name: Bassens, Baurech, Béguey, Bouliac, Cadillac, Cambes, Camblanes, Capian, Carbon-White, Cardan joint, Carignan, Cénac, Cenon, Donzac, Floirac, Gabarnac, Haux, Langoiran, Laroque Latresne, Lestiac, Turn It, Lormont, Monprimblanc, Omet, Paillet, Quinsac, Rions, Saint-Caprais-of-Bordeaux, Holy-Eulalie, Saint-Germain-of-Serious, Saint-Maixant, Semens, Tabanac, Verdelais, Villenave-of-Laugh and Yvrac. Experts appointed by the management committee of the national institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies delimit the surfaces of production thus defined and defer the limits of them on the cadrastal map of these communes. The plans establish by their care are after approval by the national institute of the labels of origin, deposited with F town hall of the common interested parties.
Art 2. -
The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” must come from following type of vines other than all others; For the red wines: cabernet sauvignon, frank cabernet, carmenère, merlot black, cot or malbec, small verdot; For the white wines: sémillon, sauvignon, muscadelle.
Art 3. -
The red wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” must come from musts containing at least and before any enrichment 178 grams from natural sugar per liter and present, after fermentation, an actual alcoholic strength not lower than 10°5. (Modified, D. December 18, 1980) - the white wines being entitled to this same name must come from musts containing at least and before any enrichment 200 grams from natural sugar per liter and present, after fermentation an acquired voluminal alcoholometric title not lower than 11,5% as well as a high content in residual sugar nonlower than 4 grams per liter. The name of the commune of origin can be assistant of name “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” for the red wines having an actual alcoholic strength not lower than 11°5 This name must be placed after the mention “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” and be printed in characters whose dimensions, as well in height as in width, should not exceed those of the characters of this mention.
Art 4. -
(Modified, D.83-259 of March 22, 1983) - the appellation contrôlée “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” is granted only within the limit of 50 hl per hectare of vine in production. (Modified, D. 87-854 of October 22, 1987) - the benefit of name 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 5. -
The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” must come from grapes collected with good maturity and vinified in accordance with the local practice. The use of the continuous presses is prohibited. The wines profit from all the nologic practices ? currently authorized by the regulation in force other than the concentration which is prohibited. They cannot be put in circulation with the label of origin without a certificate issued by the national institute of the labels of origin after opinion of an inspection board. This commission is indicated by the national institute of the labels of origin on a proposal from the trade union of the “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux”. It examines whether the wine answers the conditions posed by the regulation in force, and in particular by this decree. Its reasoned opinion is transmitted to interested and the tax department. 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. [These provisions were supplemented by the decree n° 74-871 of October 19] [The provisions relating to the regulation of the size and the densities of plantation were defined by a decree of Feb 15, 1947] From the grape harvest of 1947, only to the appellation contrôlée “1ères Côtes of Bordeaux” the wines will be entitled answering all the conditions fixed by the decree of control of July 31, 1937 modified by the decrees of December 6, 1938,March 16, 1943 (art.13), October 14, 1943 (art 1st) and May 22, 1944, and coming from vines which will have been cut and planted in accordance with the provisions hereafter: Red type of vines: The only mode of size authorized is the double Guyot size. For the type of vines Cabernet-Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot, the 2 astes will be able to carry 7 frank buttons to the maximum and both cots 1 or 2 buttons. White type of vines: The only mode of size authorized is the simple Guyot size, the stock carrying a cut length in 8 frank eyes to the maximum and a cut cot in 2 eyes. The density of plantation will not have to be lower than 4.500 feet with the hectare.
Art 6. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée is asserted “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” and which are presented under the aforementioned name not being able to be declared after harvest, to be offered to the public, to be dispatched put on sale or 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 mention “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” must be registered on the labels in characters whose dimensions as well in height as in width, must be at least equal to half of those of the largest characters appear on these labels.
Art 7. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that wines are entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” whereas they do not answer all the conditions fixed by this decree is continued in accordance with the general legislation on the repression of the frauds and the protection of the labels of origin, without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary.
Art 8. -
The modified decree of July 31, 1937 relating to the definition of the appellation contrôlée “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” is repealed. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19730810_7402/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Premieres_Cotes_de_Bordeaux_-_1991.doc