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Grignan-les-Adhémar

AOC area on the left bank of the southern section of the Rhone, On the right bank opposite is the AOC area Cotes du Vivarais, Until the year 2009, the area was called Coteaux du Tricastin, the new name is made up of the municipality of Grignan in the Département Drôme and the Renaissance castle Adhémar. The reason for this name change was a strong decline in sales after several incidents at the Tricastin nuclear power plant in July 2008, which also resulted in a pollution of the soil came with uranium. The vineyards cover almost 2,600 hectares of vineyards in 22 communities on the left bank of the Rhône from La Baume-de-Transit to Les Granges-Gontardes in the department Vaucluse, Through the area leads a more than 100 kilometers long wine road.

At the end of the 19th century, viticulture came with the clearing many areas almost to a standstill and was only in the 1960s through Algeria returned vintners revived. To 85% red wines are produced, which as well as the rosé wines from each to. 10 to max. 80% of the two main varieties Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) and Syrah, as well as Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Cinsault and Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) are blended. The white wines will be max. 60% Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) Roussanne. Clairette. Marsanne. Roussanne and Viognier produced. Well-known producers are Chapoutier Château la Décelle, Domaine de l'Elysses, Domaine de Grangeneuve, Domaine Pierre Labeye, Domaine de Montine and Domaine Saint-Luc.

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