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The Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2004

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Regulation 2(h)

SCHEDULE 3

Regulation 5A(1)(f)

SCHEDULE 6ANALYTICAL TESTS FOR TABLE WINES WITH A GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

Wine shall undergo analytical tests in respect of each of the factors specified in column 1 of the following table and shall meet the standard specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of the table.

Column 1Column 2
FactorStandard to be met
Actual alcoholic strength by volumeA minimum of 8.5%
Total alcoholic strength by volume

(a)in the case of an enriched white wine, a maximum of 11.5%;

(b)in the case of an enriched red and rose wine, a maximum of 12%; and

(c)in the case of any other wine, a maximum of 15%

Natural alcoholic strength by volumeA minimum of 6%
Total dry extract (obtained by densimetry)A minimum of 14 grams per litre
Total acidityA minimum of 4 grams per litre expressed as tartaric acid
Volatile acidityIn the case of a sweet wine with 45 grams per litre or more of residual sugar, a maximum of 1.14 grams per litre
Free sulphur dioxide

(a)in the case of a dry wine, a maximum of 45 milligrams per litre, and

(b)in the case of any other wine, a maximum of 60 milligrams per litre

Total sulphur dioxide

(a)in the case of a red wine with less than 5 grams per litre of residual sugar, a maximum of 160 milligrams per litre;

(b)in the case of red wine with 5 grams per litre or more of residual sugar, a maximum of 210 milligrams per litre;

(c)in the case of a white or rose wine with less than 5 grams per litre of residual sugar, a maximum of 210 milligrams per litre; and

(d)in the case of a white or rose wine with 5 grams per litre or more of residual sugar, a maximum of 260 milligrams per litre

CopperA maximum of 0.5 milligrams per litre
IronA maximum of 8 milligrams per litre
SterilityThere must be no indication of yeasts or bacteria liable to cause spoilage of the wine
Protein stabilityThe wine must remain unchanged in appearance after being held at 70° C for 15 minutes and subsequently cooled to 20° C

Regulation 5A(5)

SCHEDULE 7GEOGRAPHICAL UNITS PRODUCING REGIONAL WINES

1.  This Schedule applies to the geographical units specified in column 1 of the following table comprising in each case of the area specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of the table other than land within that area that is situated at an altitude of more than 250 metres above sea level —

Column (1)Column (2)
Name of geographical unitGeographical extent of unit

1.  Cardiff

The area consisting of the city and county of Cardiff

2.  Cardiganshire

The area consisting of the county of Cardiganshire

3.  Carmarthenshire

The area consisting of the county of Carmarthenshire

4.  Denbighshire

The area consisting of the county of Denbighshire

5.  Gwynedd

The area consisting of the county of Gwynedd

6.  Monmouthshire

The area consisting of the county of Monmouthshire

7.  Newport

The area consisting of the county borough of Newport

8.  Pembrokeshire

The area consisting of the county of Pembrokeshire

9.  Rhondda Cynon Taf

The area consisting of the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf

10.  Swansea

The area consisting of the city and county of Swansea

11.  The Vale of Glamorgan

The area consisting of the county borough of the Vale of Glamorgan

12.  Wales

The area consisting of all the counties and county boroughs established by section 20 of the Local Government Act 1972

13.  Wrexham

The area consisting of the county borough of Wrexham

2.  In this Schedule any reference to a named county or county borough is a reference to a county or county borough established by or under the Local Government Act 1972(1) or by an order made under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1992(2).

(1)

1972 c. 70. See, in particular, section 20 of, and Schedule 4 to, the 1972 Act as amended by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, and any amendments made to local government areas by orders made under section 51 of the 1972 Act (section 51 was repealed by the Local Government Act 1992 (c. 19) but the provisions of Orders made under that section continue in force by virtue of section 29(3) of the 1992 Act) and section 17 of the 1992 Act.

(2)

1992 c. 19; section 17 was amended by the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (c. 29), section 39(4) and (5); the Police Act 1996 (c. 16), paragraph 44 of Schedule 7; the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (c. 29), section 20(1); the Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22), section 89(3) and S.I. 2001/3962.

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