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Decree of October 3, 1994 relating to the controlled label of origin - J.O Number 236 of October 11, 1994
Art 1st. -
(Modified, D. June 5, 1969, Replaced and Supplemented, D. October 3, 1994) - Only are entitled to the controlled label of origin “Saint-Joseph”, the red and white wines answering the conditions fixed hereafter.
Art 1st (a). -
The surface of production of the wines being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Saint-Joseph” is delimited inside the geographical surface consisted the territory of the following communes: - Department of Ardeche: Andance, Ardoix, the Arras-on-Rhone, Champagne, Charnas, Châteaubourg, Cat-like, Glun, Guilherand, Lemps, Limony, Mauves, Ozon, Peyraud, Saint-Désirat, Saint-Etienne-of-Valoux, Saint-Jean-of-Muzols, Sarras, Will dry, Serrières, Talencieux, Tournon and Vion; - Department of the Loire: Chavanay, Malleval and Saint-Pierre-of-Ox.
Art 1st for the third time. -
To be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Saint-Joseph”, the wines must result from grape harvest collected in the surface of production delimited by piece or part of piece, 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 February 9, 1994, on Commission proposal of the experts indicated to this end. The limits of the surface of production thus defined are deferred on the cadrastal maps deposited in the town halls of the communes concerned. On a purely transitory basis, the pieces or parts of pieces planted in vine in the common aimings to the article 1st (a), excluded from the surface delimited “Saint-Joseph” and identified by their cadastral references, their surface and their encépagement on the list approved by the national committee of the wines and brandies of the national Institute of the labels of origin of February 9, 1994, can continue to profit, provided they answer the other conditions fixed by this decree, for the harvest of the right to controlled label of origin “Saint-Joseph” until their pulling up and at the latest until harvest 2021 included.
Art 2. -
The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Saint-Joseph” will have to come from following type of vines other than all others: For the red wines: Syrah; For the white wines: Marsanne and Roussanne. (Supplemented, D. December 26, 1978) - However, is authorized, within the limit of 10%, the white grape addition resulting from the Marsanne type of vines and Roussanne with the grape harvest intended to produce red wines.
Art 3. -
(Replaced, D. April 5, 1982) - the wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Saint-Joseph” must come from collected grapes with good maturity and present a minimum natural voluminal title alcoholometric of 10%. 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 wines and 153 grams per liter of must for the white wines. Moreover, when the authorization of enrichment by dry sugaring is granted, the wines should not exceed a maximum total voluminal title alcoholometric of 13%, under penalty of losing the right to 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 its request presented at least eight days 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 Directorate-General of the taxes and the Management of the consumption and the repression of the frauds. The limits aimed to the subparagraphs above could be modified, when the climatic conditions justify it, by joint decree of the Minister for the agriculture and the Minister for consumption, on proposal of the national Institute of the labels of origin, after opinion of the interested producers' associations.
Art 4. -
The appellation contrôlée “Saint-Joseph” will be granted only within the limit of 40 hectolitres to the hectare of vines in production. (Al 2, 3, 4 repealed, D. 74.872 of October 19). [These provisions were supplemented by decrees 74.872 of October 19, 74.958 modified of November 20: - ceiling limits classification: 15%.] (D. 94.277 of April 5, 1994). - 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 5. -
(Modified, D. December 6, 1988) - the vines producing the wine being entitled to the controlled label of origin “Saint-Joseph” must be planted with a density at least equal to 4.500 feet with the hectare and to be cut according to one of the modes indicated hereafter: For Syrah: cut out of goblet or range: six let us coursons to the maximum with two or three frank eyes with a maximum total of fifteen eyes per stock. Cut Guyot: a long wood carrying six frank eyes to the maximum (or two long drink in four frank eyes to the maximum) and one or two let us coursons in two frank eyes. For Marsanne and Roussanne: cut out of goblet or range: six let us coursons to the maximum in two frank eyes.
Art 6. -
(Replaced, D. December 4, 1979, Modified, D. December 6, 1988) - the grapes must be collected with good maturity and be transported until the places of wine making by whole bunches, without to be packed nor crushed; they must be vinified in accordance with the local practice. Grape musts, partially fermented grape musts, the new wines still in fermentation and the wines profit from all the oenological processes authorized by the regulation in force, other than the enrichment which is prohibited. However, enrichment can be expressly granted by decree of the Minister for agriculture, after opinion of the national Institute of the labels of origin.
Art 7. -
The wines for which, under the present decree, the appellation contrôlée will be asserted “Saint-Joseph” could not be declared after harvest, be offered to the consumer, put on sale or be sold without in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, 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 “Saint-Joseph” 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, Complété, D. 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_19560615_29102/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC_Saint-Joseph_-_1994.doc