🇫🇷FRANCENorthern Rhone


NORTHERN RHONE IS   AOC.- 12     @Vienne/ Valence

  • BLANC= Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier, Jacquere AKA=Cugnette
  • ROUGE= Syrah(Indigenous)

GEOGRAPHY France(South Central), REGOIN-Northern Rhone, LATITUDE: 45°N

  • South of Lyon-City(36km.), BETWEEN-Vienne(North) to Valence(South), (65km. Long)
  • DEPARTMENTS-Ardeche, Rhone, Ain, Drome, Haute Savoie, Savoie, Loire, Lyon
  • Sub-Zones/ AOC.’s Chateau-Grillet AOC., Condrieu AOC., Cornas AOC., Coteaux du Lyonnais AOC, Cote Rotie AOC., Cotes-du-Rhone AOC., Crozes-Hermitage AOC., Hermitage AOC., St. Peray AOC., St. Joseph AOC.
  • GRAND CRU- Most Demanding Level of Quality and Distinction.
    • 17 Named Appellation Are Allowed to Be Recognized by Their Village Without the Mention of Cote Du Rhone On Label
    • Southern Rhone-(9)– Beaumes de Venise AOC., Cairanne AOC., Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC., Diois AOC., Gigondas AOC., Lirac AOC., Rasteau AOC., Tavel AOC., Vacqueyras AOC., Vinsorbes AOC.
    • Northern Rhone-(8) Chateau-Grillet AOC., Condrieu AOC., Cornas AOC., Cote-Rotie AOC., Crozes-Hermitage AOC., Hermitage AOC., Saint-Joseph AOC., Saint Peray AOC.

TOPOGRAPHYFEATURESRolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced/ Valley(Rhone)

  • SLOPES/ Granitic Escarpment, +Alt. 400mt., Extension of Massif Central
  • On~Rhone~River~(West & East), Frances Main North-South Water Artery.
  • TOPOGRAPHIC EVENTS- Created During Last Ice Age When Rhone Glacier Carved the Rhone Valley.

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Granite, Gneiss

  • Calcareous-Schist, Granitic-Sandy Soil, Alluvial Quaternary Delt Deposits, Pliocene Marl, Limestone, Silica
  •  Slope Wash-  A Concern, Soil is Gathered and Carried Back to Top of Vineyards.

CLIMATE– Continental WithMediterranean Influences

  • +WIND/ ~Le Minstral~
    • Origins Begin In the Massif Central of Central France and Blow South Through the Rhone Valley and Into the Mediterranean Sea.

VITICULTURE  ? ha. Planted,  Harvested by Hand,  *Great Vintages– ’98,’01,’05,’07

  • Romans Built Terraces to Stop Slope Wash.

CULTURE Northern Rhone Valley is Officially Called Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes.

  • WINE ROUTE~Route du Septentrion~ (Northern Rhone)
    • ~Cote du Rhone Wine Routes~ Series of Traveling Routes Between Vienna and Avignon That Allow For Wine Tourism In Different Section of the Rhone Valley.
  • GASTRONOMY…   |   CHEESE Bleu d’Auvergne(Cow/ Blue), Rigotte de Condrieu(Goat/ Fresh)


**Northern Rhone Wine Map Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Maps at Delongwine.com



COTEAUX Du LYONNAIS AOC.     @Lyon

  • BLANC= Aligoté, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc   |   ROUGE= Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(North), DEPARTMENTS-Rhone
    • West of Lyon-City(     km.), Sub-Zones- L’Arbresle Brignais
    • BETWEEN-Beaujolais & Northern Rhone Valley But Not Considered Part of Either.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central-Monts du Lyonnais, On~Rhone~River~(West)
  • VITICULTURE- 290 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Clusel-Roch, Regis Descotes, Saint-Bel(C0.-Op.)

SEYSSUEL AOC. (Un-Official)     @

  • BLANC= Viognier   |   ROUGE= Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(North), DEPARTMENTS-Rhone
    • North of Vienne-City(5 km.)
    • BETWEEN-Lyon & Vienne(Not Considered Part of Rhone Valley)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ HillyOn~Rhone~River~(East)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Quartzite Schist, Mica Schist
  • VITICULTURE- 80 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Les Vignobles de Seyssuel

COTE ROTIE AOC.     @Ampus, Vienne

  • BLANC= Viognier 8%    |   ROUGE= Syrah 92%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(North), DEPARTMENTS-Rhone
    • BORDERS-Condrieu AOC.(South-East), CITIES-Ampuis, Verenay, @Hw.#A7
    • COMMUNES-Ampuis, St. Cyr sur le Rhone, Tupin-Semons
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces/ Valley(Rhone)
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Foot Hills), +Alt. 330mt., 10 Ridges 600mt. Wide, On~Rhone~River~(West)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Granite, Schist(High Manganese, Iron), Gneiss, Wind-Loess
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +WIND/ Le Minstral
  • VITICULTURE- 319 ha. Planted, Hand Harvested
    • 1940 AOC. Officially Established, Lieux-Dits- 75 Official
    • *Cote Rotie is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northern Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers-  Bernard Burgaud, Billon, Bonserine, Chapoutier, Delas Freres, Duclaux, E. Guigal(34ha.), Faury, Georges Vernay, Jamet, Jean-Michel Gerin, Levet, Monteillet, Ogier, Patrick Jasmin, Rostaing, Tardieu-Laurent, Vidal-Fleury
  • VINICULTURE- Syrah(+80%), Co-Fermented With Viognier(-20%)
    • Producers Can Use Up to 20% Viognier But Seldom Use More Than 10%.
  • CULTURE-
    • ~Etymology~ Cote Rotie Meaning.. Roasted Slope
      • Refers to the Long Hours of Sunlight That the AOC. Receives.
    • PIONEERS~ ~Etienne/ Marcel/ Philippe Guigal~  Founder and Current Owner
  • SUB-ZONES Of COTE-ROTIE
  • St. CYR SUR Le RHONE (North Cote Rote)
    •  Lieux-Dits...Bourrier, La Chapuise, Cumelle, Le Mont, Montilys, Planeze, Plany, Remilly, Servonniere, Vezerance, Le Village
  • AMPUIS (Central Cote Rotie)
    • Lieux-Dits...Arzelie, Baleyat, Bas-Boucharey, Bertholon, Besset, Bonniviere, Le Bourg, La Brocarde, La Brosse, Le Carcan, Le Champin, Champon, Chavaroche, Cognet, Combachez, Le Combard, Cote-Baudin, Cote-Rozier, Fongeant, Fourvier, Gerine, Le Goutay,  Grandes-Places, Grand-Taillis, Janet, Lancement, La Landonne(2.3ha.), Leyat, Les Lesardes, Marsanne, Le Mollard, Montmain, Mornachon, Les Moutonnes, Neve, Le Plomb, Ritolas, Les Rochains, La Roche, Rozier, La Taquiere, Tartaras, La Triotte, Le Truchet, Verenay, La Vialliere
    • Cote Brune  ~Etymology~Lord Maugiron Deeded This Site to His Dark-Haired Daughter.
      • SOILS= Dark, Mica, Iron-Rich Schist, Clay
      • Vineyards- La Turque(1.2ha.)(Top of Slope)
        • La Landonne- +Alt.275mt., +Gradient(45°), Planted 1975.
        • Some Experts Consider La Landonne is Its Own Sub-Zone.
    • Cote Blonde ~Etymology~ Lord Maugiron Deeded This Site to His Blond-Haired Daughter.
      • SOILS= Pale, Gneiss, Granite, Schist, Limestone, Silica
      • Vineyards- La Mouline(1.2ha.)/ 11% Viognier/ Co-Fermented
  • TUPIN-SEMONS (South Cote Rotie)
    • Lieux-DitsLes Bercheries, Beton, Bons-Arrets, But de Mont, Collet, Corps de Loup, Coteaux de Sumons, Coteaux de Tupin, Maisons-Blanches,  Maison-Rouge, Pimotins, Semons

CONDRIEU AOC.     @Condrieu

  • BLANC= Viognier, Jacquere   |   ROUGE= Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(North), DEPARTMENTS-Ardeche
    • (19km. Long), @Hw.#A7
    • BORDERS-Cote Rotie AOC.(North), (InLaps)St. Joseph AOC.(South)
    • Sub-Zones- Chateau-Grillet AOC.(South)
    • COMMUNES-Limony, Chavanay, La Combe, Malleval, Saint-Michel, Verin, Condrieu, Saint-Pierre-Boeuf
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Rhone)/ Terraces
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Foot Hills)+Alt.?,  On~Rhone~River~(West)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
    • Clay, Sandy Top-Soil Over Mignatite, Granite, Limestone, Flint, Arzelle(Decomposed Mica)
  • CLIMATE- Continental,  *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet,  +WIND/ ~Le Minstral~
  • VITICULTURE- 139 haPlanted
    • *Condrieu is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northern Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers- Andre Perret, Cave Yves Builleron, Chambeyron, Christophe Pichon, Clos de la BonnetteDelas Freres, Durand, La Grande Colline, E. Guigal, Francois Merlin, Jean-Luc Colombo, Lagrezette, Laurent, Monteillet, Niero, Perret, Rostaing, Saint Cosme, Stephane Ogier, Tardieu, Thierry Allemand, Vernay, Xavier Gerard, Yves Cuilleron
    • Vineyards/ Lieux-Dits- Les Aires, Boucher, Chaban, Le Combe, Cote Bonnette, Cote Chatillon, Fourchat, Le Gros, Jouvet, La Legre, La Louvee, Matlingois, Patou, Les Pibous, Les Prés, Les Rieux, Rougeole, Les Ruchets, Sabarotte, Saint-Pierre, Terres Brûlées, Theziet
  • CULTURE-
    • ~Etymology~ Condrieu/ Coin de Ruisseau Meaning.. Corner of the Brook
    • GASTRONOMY…   |    CHEESE Rigotte de Condrieu(Goat/ Fresh)

 

CONDRIEU AOC.     @Rhone, France

  • BLANC= Viognier, Jacquere   |   ROUGE= Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley 
    • DEPARTMENTS-Ardeche, (19km. Long), @Hw.#A7
    • BORDERS-Cote Rotie AOC.(North)
    • (InLaps)St. Joseph AOC.(South)
    • Sub-Zones- Chateau-Grillet AOC.(South)
    • COMMUNES-Limony, Chavanay, La Combe, Malleval, Saint-Michel, Verin, Condrieu, Saint-Pierre-Boeuf
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Rhone)/ Terraces
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Foot Hills)+Alt.?  
    • On~Rhone~River~(West)

 

 

 

  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
    • Clay, Sandy Top-Soil Over Mignatite, Granite, Limestone, Flint, Arzelle(Decomposed Mica)
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +WIND/ ~Le Minstral~
    • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet,  
  • VITICULTURE- 139 haPlanted
    • *Condrieu is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northern Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers- Andre Perret, Cave Yves Builleron, Chambeyron, Christophe Pichon, Clos de la BonnetteDelas Freres, Durand, La Grande Colline, E. Guigal, Francois Merlin, Jean-Luc Colombo, Lagrezette, Laurent, Monteillet, Niero, Perret, Rostaing, Saint Cosme, Stephane Ogier, Tardieu, Thierry Allemand, Vernay, Xavier Gerard, Yves Cuilleron

 

 

 

 

 

    • Vineyards/ Lieux-Dits- Les Aires, Boucher, Chaban, Le Combe, Cote Bonnette, Cote Chatillon, Fourchat, Le Gros, Jouvet, La Legre, La Louvee, Matlingois, Patou, Les Pibous, Les Prés, Les Rieux, Rougeole, Les Ruchets, Sabarotte, Saint-Pierre, Terres Brûlées, Theziet
  • CULTURE-
    • ~Etymology~ Condrieu/ Coin de Ruisseau Meaning.. Corner of the Brook
    • GASTRONOMY…   |    CHEESE Rigotte de Condrieu(Goat/ Fresh)

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CHATEAU-GRILLET AOC.      @Grillet

  • BLANC= Viognier 100%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France. REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(North), DEPARTMENTS-Rhone
    • BORDERS-Condrieu AOC.(North), Saint-Joseph AOC.(South)
    • COMMUNES-St.Michel-sur-Rhone, Verin
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Rhone)
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Foot Hills),+Alt.?,  On~Rhone~River~(West)
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +WIND/ Le Minstral
  • VITICULTURE- 3.8 haPlanted
    • *Chateau-Grillet is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northern Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers- Chateau-GrilletMonopole
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Brandy- Fine du Chateau-Grillet(Distilled From Wine), Marc du Chateau-Grillet(Pomace)

ST. JOSEPH AOC.     @Mauves, Tournon

  • BLANC= Marsanne, Roussanne
  • ROUGE= Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(Central), DEPARTMENTS-Rhone
    • BORDERS-(Laps)Condrieu AOC.(North), Cornas AOC.(South), Crozes-Hermitage AOC.(South-East)
    • (45km. Long & 15km. Wide), @Hw.#N82/ A7
    • COMMUNES-(26)-Original 6, Until 1956: Glun, Lemps, Mauves, St. Jean de Muzols, Tournon, Vion
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Rhone)
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Foot Hills), +Alt. ?, On~Rhone~River~(West)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Granite, Mica-Schist, Limestone, Clay, Gneiss
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +WIND/ Le Minstral
  • VITICULTURE- 1,200 haPlanted,  Culture of Using Goblet Vine Training.
    • *St. Joseph is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northern Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers- Andre Perret, Bêcheras, Chapoutier, Chatagnier, Chirat, Christophe Pichon, Coursodon, Delas Freres, E-Guigal, Faury, Ferraton, Gonon, Gouye(4ha.), Guy Farge, Jaboulet, JL Chave, Jolivet, Julien Cecillon, Michel Ogier, Verzier, Vignes de l’Hospice, Vignobles Chirat, Yves Cuilleron
    • Vineyards/ Lieux-Dits- St.-Joseph
  • VINICULTURE- Some Carbonic Maceration

CROZES-HERMITAGE AOC.     @Tain-L’Hermitage

  • BLANC= Marsanne, Rousanne
  • ROUGE= Syrah(Indigenous)
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(South-East)
    • DEPARTMENT-Drome, BORDERS-St-Joseph AOC.(West)
    • COMMUNES-(11)-Beaumont-Monteaux, Chanos-Curson, Les Chassis, Erome, Gervans, Larnage, Mercurol, Pont-de-l’Isere, La Roche-de-Glun, Serves-sur-Rhone, Tain-l’Hermitage
    • Northern Rhone Largest Appellation
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Rhone)
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Foot Hills), +Alt. 116mt.-367mt., On~Rhone~River~(East)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Hillsides…Granit    |    Flat-Land…Calcareous, Alluvial Limestone, Galets
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +WIND/ Le Minstral
  • VITICULTURE- 1,683haPlanted
    • *Crozes-Hermitage is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northern Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers- 4 Vents, A & E Verset, Alain Graillot, Les Alexandrin, Barrel Lynch, Betton, Belle, J. Boutin, Cave de Tain, Chapoutier, Colombier, Dombier, Courbis, Dard & Ribo, Delas, E. Guigal, Gaylord Machon, Fayolle Fils et Fille, Feres, Ferraton Pere & Fils, Gilles Robin, Hauts Chassis, J.L. Chave, Laurent Combier, Laurent Habrard, Jaboulet Aine, Melody, M. Sorrel, Remizieres, Rousset, Tain, Tardieu, Vincent Paris, Yann Chave
    • Vineyards/ Lieux-Dits- Le Balcon de l’Hermitage, La Bouse, Les Chassis, Les Chaux, Les Coulaires, Les Creux, Les Garennes, Les Martinelles, Les Plots, Les Pontaix, Les Pouillards, Les Sept Chemins, Les Meysonniers
  • VINICULTURE- Syrah(+85%)

HERMITAGE AOC.     @Tain-L’Hermitage

  • BLANC= Marsanne, Rousanne    |    ROUGE= Syrah 90%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(South-East)
    • DEPARTMENTS-Drome,  In/ Surrounded by Crozes Hermitage AOC. On 3 Sides
    • Sub-Zones Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Massif de la Sainte Baume
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Rhone)/ Terraces
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Hill of Hermitage), +Alt. 130mt.-400mt.,  On~Rhone~River~(East)
    • On Bend In Rhone, Giving Vine Full South Exposure, and Protection From Mistrals.
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Granite, Limestone, Clay, Wind-Loess, Schist
    • Glacial/ Alluvial Quaternary Delt Deposits, Pliocene Marl
    • Western– Granitic   |   Eastern– Alpine Influenced Glacial Deposits
  • CLIMATE- Continental Influence, +WIND/ ~Le Minstral~
  • VITICULTURE- 136 ha. Planted,   (76% Rouge/ 24% Blanc)
    • Vine Training– Gobelet, 1 mt. by 1 mt.(10,000 Vines Per Hectare
  • VINICULTURE- +BLENDED/ Lieux Dits or Lieux Dits Specific
    • *Hermitage is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northern Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers- Belle(1.5ha.), Bernard Faurie, Cave de Tain(Co.-Op.)(21ha.), Chapoutier(34ha.), Colombier, Delas(10ha.), Dard & Ribo, Delas Freres, Desmure(Remezieres)(3 ha.), Faurie(2ha.), Ferraton(4ha.), Jaboulet(25ha.), JL. Chave(14ha.), Laurent Fayolle, Marc Sorrel(3ha.),
    • Vineyards/ Lieux-Dits-(20) Beaumes, Bessards, La Chapelle, La Croix, Les Diognieres, Les Greffieux, L’Ermite, Maison Blanches, Le Meal, Les Murets, Peleat, Les Roucoule, Le Sobot, Torras et les Garennes, Vercandiered, La Varogne, Yann Chave
  • CULTURE- Known as Tegna In Roman Times.
    • PIONEERS~Hermit/ Henri G. Sterimberg~ 1300’s, Albigensian Crusade.
      • Stayed On the Top of Hermitage Hill After the Crusades.
    • Chapel of St. Christopher, Built In 1864 to Replace 12th. Century Church.
  • HERMITAGE VIN De PAILLE AOC.     @Hermitage
    • BLANC= Marsanne, Rousanne
    • ROUGE= Syrah
    • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley, In Hermitage AOC.
    • VINICULTURE- Vin de Paille, Late Harvest, (No Noble Rot), Dried On Straw Mats(Paille).
      • Estate/ Producers- Chapoutier

CORNAS AOC.      @Cornas

  • ROUGE= Syrah 100%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(South), DEPARTMENTS-Ardeche
    • North-West of Valence-City(     km.),  LATITUDE: 44.96° N
    • BORDERS-St. Joseph AOC.(North), St.-Peray AOC.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces/ Valley(Rhone)
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt. 130mt.-400mt.,  On~Rhone~River~(West)
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Gore(Granite)
    • Limestone Faults(Rocher de Crussol & Rocher de Rochepertuis)
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +WIND/ Le Minstral
  • VITICULTURE- 150 haPlanted, Chalillees– Wall(Build by Romans)
    • *Cornas is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northen Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers- Alain Voge, Clape, Courbis, Delas, Dumien-Serrette, Durand, Guillaume Billes, Guy Farge, Jaboulet, Jean-Luc Colombo, Pagluaboulet, Robert Michel, Thierry Allemand, Tunnel, Vincent Paris
    • Vineyards- Le Bois, Chaillot, Chapuzes, Le Coulet, La Geynale, Reynard, Sauman
  • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Cornas Meaning.. Burnt Land

ST. PERAY AOC.      @St. Peray

  • BLANC= Marsanne, Roussanne
  • ROUGE= Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(South), DEPARTMENTS-Ardeche
    • West of Valence-City(      km.), BORDERS-Cornas AOC.(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Rhone)
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Foot Hills), +Alt. ?
    • On~Mialan~River/ Tributary~Rhone~River~(West)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Granite, Limestone, Clay, Sand, Stone
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +WIND/ Le Minstral
  • VITICULTURE- 89 haPlanted
    • *St. Peray is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northern Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers- Alain Voge, Bernard Gripa, Cave de Tain, Clape, Famille Pierre Gaillard, Guy Farge, Jean-Luc Colombo, Remy Nodin, Stephane Robert, Tunnel
  • MOUSSEUX De ST.-PERAY AOC.     @St. Peray
    • BLANC= Marsanne, Roussanne, Rousette
    • ROUGE= ?
    • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley(South/ West Bank), In St. Peray AOC.
    • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
      • Estate/ Producers- Domaine du Biguet, Maison M Chapoutier

COTES-Du-RHONE AOC.     @Northern Rhone

  • BLANC=    |    ROUGE= **Refer to Northern Rhone is  For Grape Information
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern & Southern Rhone Valleys Mostly Southern Rhone Valley
    • Non-Contiguous(3) Satellites Cote-Du-Rhone Areas of Northern Rhone
    • COTE Du-RHONE 1-
      • Geography- North of Hermitage(10km./ East of Rhone River
    • COTE Du-RHONE 2-
      • Geography-  South of Valence City(10km./ East of Rhone River)
    • COTE Du-RHONE 3-
      • Geography- South of St.-Peray AOC. (10km./ West of Rhone River)

Between North & South” Rhone Valleys

COTEAUX De DIE AOC.      @Die

  • BLANC= Clairette, Aligote, Muscat Blanc Petits Grains
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Rhone Valley, DEPARTMENT-Ardeche
    • BETWEEN-North & South Rhone Valleys
    • BORDERS-Chatillon-en-Dios(South-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Glacial, Chalk, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence, +WIND/ ~Le Minstral~
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Domaine des Tours, Jacques Faure, Jerome Vincent, Peylong
  • CREMANT Du DIE AOC.     @Die
    • BLANC= Clairette(+55%), Aligoté, Muscat Blanc Petits Grains
    • GEOGRAPHY- France,  REGION-Rhone Valley, In Coteaux de Die AOC.
    • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional, +AGED/ 12mo. On Lees, +15 Grams/ RS.
      • Estate/ Producers- Achard-Vincent, Cave Carod, Die Jaillance, Poulet & Fils, Suzienne
  • CLAIRETTE De DIE AOC.      @Die
    • BLANC= Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains(+75%), Clairette(25%)
    • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Rhone Valley, In Coteaux de Die AOC.
    • VITICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional/ Methode Ancestrale
      • Estate/ Producers-

CHATILLON-En-DIOIS AOC.     @Chatillon

  • BLANC= Aligoté, Chardonnay, Clairette, Muscat a Petit Grains Blanc
  • ROUGE= Gamey(+75%), Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Rhone Valley, DEPARTMENT-Drome
    • BETWEEN-Northern Area Between North & South Rhone Valleys, COMMUNES-(13)-
    • BORDERS-Coteaux de Die(North-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Drome), On~Drome~River~
    • SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 700mt.
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence, +WIND/ ~Le Minstral~
  • VITICULTURE- 60haPlanted
    • *Diois is Considered 1 of 8 Cru-Level Regions/ Wines of Northern Rhone.
    • Estate/ Producers-


Indication Geographique Protégée of Northern Rhone

  • BLANC= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Northern Rhone Valley.
  • ROUGE= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Northern Rhone Valley.
  • VITICULTURE- Wines Produced In RHONE VALLEY Non-Conforming to a AOC.

ARDECHE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley, DEPARTMENT-Ardeche
    • (Laps)Southern Rhone Valley
    • COTEAUX De l’ARDECHE (Southern Ardeche/ Southern Rhone)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central/ Cevennes Mountains, +Alt., On~Ardeche~River~
    • BETWEEN-Massif Central to River Plains

COLLINES RHODANIENNES IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Northern Rhone Valley, DEPARTMENT– ?
    • BETWEEN-Lyon & Montelimar
  • VITICULTURE- Estate/ Producers- Christophe Pichon, Martin Clerc, Yves Cuilleron


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