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Cotes du Vivarais

AOC area on the right bank of the northern section of the Rhone, On the left bank opposite lies the AOC area Grignan-les-Adhémar, It is divided by the river Ardèche, which flows into the Rhône at Pont-Saint-Esprit. The vineyards cover about 650 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities Bidon, grass, Labastide -devirac, Lagorce, Larnas, Orgnac-l'Aven, Saint-Montan, Saint-Remèze and Vinezac in the department Ardèche, as well as Barjac, Le Garn, Issirac, Montclus and Saint-Privat-de-Champclos in the Département Gard, The municipalities of Orgnac (famous for its karst cave), Saint-Remèze and Saint-Montan may add their name to the appellation.

Côtes du Vivarais - vineyards in the municipality of Orgnac l'Aven

Even in the 1950s, here were simple mass wines also from hybrid grape produced and as bulk wines marketed. The former VDQS area was classified in 1999. The red wine is made from at least 30% Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) and at least 40% Syrah, as well as a maximum of 10% Cinsault blended. The rosé must contain at least two of the three varieties Syrah, Grenache Noir and Cinsaut. The white wine is made from at least two of the three varieties Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) Clairette and Marsanne generated.

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