Rhone valley to Thane on both sides of the river, begins in the south of Lyon and ends after 200 kilometers south of Avignon. This area is known for its large qualitative and taste differences between the wines.
The northern part is characterized by the use of a smaller number of varieties in wine, Also we can meet with varietal wines. Conversely, the southern part of the stands using up to twelve varieties in one wine.
The red and rosé wines are used in the most 30% Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre has Carignan Red, Min of 20% then other varieties. Red wines are characterized by their aromas of blackcurrant.
White wines are made from grapes Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc Roussane (the maximum proportion of these varieties 30%).
Primeur wine winemakers sold as red, white and pink. Minimum alcohol content is set at 11%.
Cote Rotie AOC
Chateau Grillet AOC
Crozes Hermitage AOC
Châteauneuf du Pape AOC
Cotes du Ventoux AOC
AOC Coteaux du Tricastin
Côtes du Vivarais AOC
AOC Cotes du Rhone
Côtes du Rhône-Villages
Designation Côtes du Rhône-Villages AOC can be used by winemakers 95 villages in Ardèche, Drome, Gard Vaucluse. Appellation comprises a total of 3000 hectares of vines with an average yield 38 hectoliters per hectare.
Of the more than 50% is contained in the wine Grenache, 20% include Syrah or Mourvedre.
Côtes du Rhône Villages
This designation used by winemakers from villages Cairanne, Chusclan, Flat, Uchaux Massif, God's plan, Puyméras, Roaix, Rochegude, Rousset-les-Vignes, Sablet, Saint Gervais, Saint Maurice, St. Pantaleon-les-Vignes, Seguret, Sign Generargues, Valréas, Visan.
6500 hectares gives an average yield per hectare around 37 hectoliters.
The area is tractable 15 raw, which can only be designated by the name of the village without mentioning appellation Côtes du Rhône label.