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Cotes du Vivarais

AOC area on the right bank of the northern section of the Rhone, The AOC area is on the left bank Grignan-les-Adhémar, It is divided by the Ardèche river, which flows into the Rhone at Pont-Saint-Esprit. The vineyards cover around 650 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Bidon, Gras, Labastide-de-Virac, 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 department Gard, The municipalities of Orgnac (famous for their karst cave), Saint-Remèze and Saint-Montan can add their names to the appellation.

Côtes du Vivarais - vineyards near the town of Orgnac l’Aven

Even in the 1950s, it became simple here mass wines also from hybrid grape produced and as bulk wines marketed. The previous one 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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