Cotes du Rhone

The Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Village appellations represent almost half of the vineyards of the Rhone valley . Their vineyards extend from Vienne to the north to Avignon to the south. The appellation Cotes du Rhone is a regional protected designation of origin since 1937, spread over 73 000 hectares and 7 000 farms, of...
The Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Village appellations represent almost half of the vineyards of the Rhone valley . Their vineyards extend from Vienne to the north to Avignon to the south. The appellation Cotes du Rhone is a regional protected designation of origin since 1937, spread over 73 000 hectares and 7 000 farms, of which approximately 5 000 are grouped into agricultural cooperatives. The Cotes-du-Rhone appellation extends over 171 communes. Most of the Cotes du Rhone production comes from the vineyards of the southern Rhone valley. The climate is mediterannean temperate: days are warm and sunny, and it’s balanced by the seasonal rains and the influence of the mistral. The two main grape varieties of the Cotes du Rhone appellation are Grenache (40% minimum) for red and pink wines, and Syrah which is also increasingly present throughout the southern part. In all, eight grape varieties belong to the Cotes du Rhone wines. The red wines of the Cotes du Rhone can be light and fruity, or fleshy and powerful according to regions and producers. Pink wines are often very fruity, more colorful than pink wines of Provence, and are ideal for meals.   The few white wines are cool, but for my part, I still seek the rare pearl. Do not hesitate to let us know your discoveries: we are takers.
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