The ruling by the Conseil d'Etat:
Taken from the site (Chroniques Vineuses) of Hervé Lalau, one of members of our cooperative blog – Les 5 du Vin.
'C'est la troisième fois en 6 ans que le Conseil d'Etat annule cette modification du cahier des charges, qui a déjà connu plusieurs moutures.'
These four maps indicate very clearly that in several places that there are land boundaries between Montlouis and those of Vouvray and Vernou, so Philippe Brisebarre was incorrect to say in 2015 that the Loire was a barrier between Vouvray and Montlouis. The Loire is not an administrative barrier to either Vernou or Vouvray as the boundaries of both communes straddle the Loire.
Given the Pomerol ruling by the Conseil d'Etat perhaps the INAO would just throw in the towel and not contest any challenge to the ban on vinifying Vouvray in the commune of Montlouis?
However, the ban is also a good story that sets their 'Vouvrays' apart. At the recent Charles Sydney Wines Ltd tasting in London I was asked at least twice why Jacky Blot's wine was Vin de France and not Vouvray.
(Back in 2015 I posted a detailed look at this dispute on Les 5 du Vin. See here.