AOC area in the northern section of the Rhone on the right bank, classified as Cru (top appellation). The name Celtic Origin means "burnt or burned earth", which is analogous to appellation Côte Rôtie on the hot and dry climate refers. The red wine from this area has an ancient history. A lover is supposed to be emperor after an unverifiable legend Charlemagne (1638-1715). At the French royal court the Cornas was already popular in the 10th century and in the 19th century its excellent reputation was comparable to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape,
The vineyards cover about 125 hectares of vines in the municipality of Cornas in the department Ardèche north of the city of Valence. The terraced, very steep slopes exist in the subsoil of granite and limestone. The vineyards are among the steepest vineyards in Europe. The eleven streams flowing through the area usually mark the boundaries of the layers. These are from north to south Les Arlettes, Le Coulet, Les Eygas, Jouvet, St. Pierre, Peupliers, Chaillot, Pied la Vigne, Reynards (with single layers Tezier, La Geynale and La Côte), Les Mazards, Sauman, Champelrose, La Lègre, Sabarotte, Les Saveaux, Les Côtes, Patou and Combe.
The extremely durable, only after a long time bottle agingtasting notes Red wine becomes unmixed of the sort Syrah vinified. Non-appellative wines are classified under AOC Côtes du Rhône marketed. Well-known producers are Thierry Allemand, Franck Balthazar, Auguste Clape, Pierre-Marie Clape, Jean-Luc Colombo, Courbis, Delas, Eric and Joel Durand, Dumien-Serrette, Jaboulet-Aîné, Marcel Juge, Jacques Lemenicier, Jean Lionnet, Tardieu-Laurent, Vincent Paris, Noël Verset and Alan Voge.