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Grignan-les-Adhémar

AOC area on the left bank of the southern section of the Rhone, The AOC area is on the right bank Cotes du Vivarais, Up to the 2009 vintage, the area was called Coteaux du Tricastin, the new name comes from the municipality of Grignan in the department Drôme and the Renaissance Adhémar Castle. The reason for this name change was a sharp drop in sales after several accidents at the Tricastin nuclear power plant in July 2008, which also led to a pollution the floor came with uranium. The vineyards cover almost 2,600 hectares of vines in 22 municipalities on the left bank of the Rhone from La Baume-de-Transit to Les Granges-Gontardes in the department Vaucluse, A wine route over 100 kilometers long leads through the area.

Towards the end of the 19th century, viticulture came with clearing many areas almost came to a standstill and only became exhausted in the 1960s Algeria returned vintners revived. 85% of red wines are produced, which, like the rosé wines, are made from. 10 to max. 80% 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 d'Elyssas, Domaine de Grangeneuve, Domaine Pierre Labeye, Domaine de Montine and Domaine Saint-Luc.

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