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AOP of

Northern Rhone Valley

[north-south]

CCCS-CHCS-CCCC

Cote Rotie

Condrieu

Chateau Grillet

Saint Joseph

Crozes Hermitage

Hermitage

Cornas

Saint Peray

Clairette de Die

Chattillon-en-Diois

Coteaux de Die

Cremant de Die

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Cote Rotie AOP

(Rd!)

{Northern Rhone}

Red Only!!

80% min Syrah
20% Max Viognier

~40 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

Cote de Brune (mica) is in the North
Cote de Blonde (gneiss) is in the South

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Communes of Cote Rotie

[north - south]

Saint-Cyr-sur-Rhône

Ampuis
(best "crus" are here)

Tupin-Semons

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Most import Cru of Ampuis, Cote Rotie

Chavaroche

Cote Brune
(La Turque is here)

Cote Blonde
(original La Mouline was here)

Lancemont

La Landonne

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Guigal La Landonne soils & important stats

Mostly granite, shale, iron oxide and manganese soils

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- First vintage: 1978

- 100% Syrah

- ~42 months in 100% new French oak

- Strongest and most tannic of the "La La" wines

- 800 cases a year

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Guigal La Mouline soils & important stats

Not a single vineyard!
Only a brand name...

Used to be exclusively from a 1ha plot in Cote Blonde

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- First vintage: 1966
     
- 1971 was the first year it saw 100% French oak

- ~42 months in 100% new French oak

- Considered one of the best wines in the world!!

- 400 cases a year

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Guigal La Turque soils & important stats

granite, silicone, limestone, schist and iron rich clay

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- First vintage: 1985

- 93% Syrah, 7% Viognier (planted)

- ~42 months in 100% new French oak

- Stylistically between the other two "La La" wines:
     - Bigger, darker, denser and more tannic than Mouline. 
     - Lacks the power, structure, weight and tannin of Landonne

- 400 cases a year

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What stream separates

Cote de Brune & Cote de Blonde?

Reynards Stream

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Condrieu AOP

(W!)

{Nortern Rhone}

White Only!!

100% Viognier

~41 hl/ha~
~11.5% min ABV~

Arzelle is the important local soil type here,
It is a Mica-rich sandy soil & Granite

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What is the important soil type of

Condrieu AOP?

{Northern Rhone}

Arzelle

Mica-rich sandy soil & Granite

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Chateau Grillet AOP

(W!)

{M}

{Northern Rhone}

White Only!!

100% Viognier

~37 hl/ha~
~11.5% min ABV~

*released 10/1

Soil:
Granite based sand

{M}- Neyret Gachet
{M}- Francois Pinault (2011+)

Misc:
Two brandies are also produced by the estate-
-Fine du Chateau Grillet
-Marc du Chateau Grillet

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What is 

Arzelle?

{Northern Rhone}

An important soil type of Condrieu AOP

Mica-rich sandy soil & Granite

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Saint Joseph AOP

(Rd, W)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White

~40 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

White
Marsanne & Roussanne

Red
90% min Syrah
10% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

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Saint Joseph AOP
(blanc)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White

White
Marsanne & Roussanne

~40 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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Red
90% min Syrah
10% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

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Saint Joseph AOP
(rouge)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White

Red
90% min Syrah
10% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

~40 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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White
Marsanne & Roussanne

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What are the original/best communes of

Saint-Joseph AOP?

These are all in the south
directly across from Hermitage

Lemps

Vion

Saint-Jean-de-Muzols

Tournon-sur-Rhône
(mentioned in Study Guide)

Mauves
(Chave is located here)

Glun

 

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Crozes Hermitage AOP

(Rd, W)

Red - White

~45 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

White
Marsanne & Roussanne

Red
85% min Syrah
15% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

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Crozes Hermitage AOP
(blanc)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White

White
Marsanne & Roussanne

~45 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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Red
85% min Syrah
15% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

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Crozes Hermitage AOP
(rouge)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White

Red
85% min Syrah
15% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

~45 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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White
Marsanne & Roussanne

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Hermitage AOP

(Rd, W, VdP)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White
Vin de Paille

White
Marsanne & Roussanne

~45 hl/ha~
~11% min ABV~

Red
85% min Syrah
15% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

~40 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

Vin de Paille
(white only!)
Marsanne/Roussanne

~15 hl/ha~
~19.5% min ABV~
{12.5% actual}

*45 days min drying for grapes
350 g/l min Must Weight after drying
(170 g/l min Must Weight before)

Has 17 climats
The best six are:
"Good Grief! Hermits Eat the Best Meals!"
Les Beaumes
Les Grefieux
L'Ermite
Peleat
Les Bessards
Le Meal

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Hermitage AOP
(VdP)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White
Vin de Paille

Vin de Paille
(white only!)
Marsanne/Roussanne

~15 hl/ha~
~19.5% min ABV~
{12.5% actual}

*45 days min drying for grapes
350 g/l min Must Weight after drying
(170 g/l min Must Weight before)

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White
Marsanne & Roussanne

~45 hl/ha~
~11% min ABV~

Red
85% min Syrah
15% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

~40 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

Has 17 climats
The  best six are:
L'Ermite
Les Grefieux
Les Bessards
Les Beaumes
Le Meal
Peleat

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Hermitage AOP
(blanc)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White
Vin de Paille

White
Marsanne & Roussanne

~45 hl/ha~
~11% min ABV~

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Red
85% min Syrah
15% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

~40 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

Vin de Paille
(white only!)
Marsanne/Roussanne

~15 hl/ha~
~19.5% min ABV~
{12.5% actual}

*45 days min drying for grapes
350 g/l min Must Weight after drying
(170 g/l min Must Weight before)

Has 17 climats
The best six are:
"Good Grief! Hermits Eat the Best Meals!"
Les Beaumes
Les Grefieux
L'Ermite
Peleat
Les Bessards
Le Meal

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Hermitage AOP
(rouge)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White
Vin de Paille

Red
85% min Syrah
15% Max Marsanne & Roussanne

~40 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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White
Marsanne & Roussanne

~45 hl/ha~
~11% min ABV~

Vin de Paille
(white only!)
Marsanne/Roussanne

~15 hl/ha~
~19.5% min ABV~
{12.5% actual}

*45 days min drying for grapes
350 g/l min Must Weight after drying
(170 g/l min Must Weight before)

Has 17 climats
The best six are:
"Good Grief! Hermits Eat the Best Meals!"
Les Beaumes
Les Grefieux
L'Ermite
Peleat
Les Bessards
Le Meal

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Best Climats of

Hermitage

[west-east]

"Good Grief! Hermits Eat the Best Meals!"

Les Bessards

L'Ermite

Les Grefieux

Le Meal

Beaume

Le Peleat

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Climats of

Hermitage

"Good Grief!  Hermits Eat the Best Meals!"

Les Bessards

L'Ermite

Les Grefieux

Le Meal

Beaume

Le Peleat

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La Croix
Les Diognieres
Les Grandes Vignes
Maison Blanche
L'Homme
Varogne
Les Vercandieres
Les Murets
Les Rocoules
La Pierelle
Torras et les Garrenes

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Cornas AOP

(Rd!)

{Northern Rhone}

Red Only!!

100% Syrah

~40 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

Has 4 climats:
La Cote
Le Chaillots
Les Mazards
Les Reynards

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Climats of

Cornas

La Cote

Les Chaillots

Les Reynards

Les Mazards

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Saint Peray AOP

(W, Spk)

{Northern Rhone}

White - Mousseux

Marsanne & Roussanne

White
~45 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

Mousseux
Traditional Method

~52 hl/ha~
~9% min ABV~

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Saint Peray AOP
(blanc)

{Northern Rhone}

White - Mousseux

Marsanne & Roussanne

White
~45 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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Mousseux
Traditional Method

~52 hl/ha~
~9% min ABV~

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Saint Peray AOP
(mousseux)

{Northern Rhone}

White - Mousseux

Marsanne & Roussanne

Mousseux
Traditional Method

~52 hl/ha~
~9% min ABV~

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White
~45 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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Cremant de Die AOP

(Spk-W!)

{Northern Rhone}

Sparkling White Only!!
Traditional Method

55% min Clairette
10% min Aligote
10% Max Muscat a Petite Grains

~60 hl/ha~
~9% min ABV~
{10% actual}

*9 months min aging on lees
*12 months min from date of Tirage
*released 12/1

15 g/l Max RS
3.5 atm min pressure

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Clairette de Die AOP

(Spk!)

{Northern Rhone}

Mousseux - 'Method Dioise Ancestrale'

~60 hl/ha~
~9% min ABV~

Mousseux
Traditional Method

100% Clairette

*9 months min on the lees

15 g/l Max RS
3.5 atm min pressure

'Methode Dioise Ancestrale'
75% min Muscat a Petite Grains
25% Max Clairette

*4 months aging on the lees

35 g/l min RS
3 atm min pressure

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Clairette de Die AOP
(traditional method mousseux)

{Northern Rhone}

Mousseux - 'Method Dioise Ancestrale'

~60 hl/ha~
~9% min ABV~

Mousseux
Traditional Method

100% Clairette

*9 months min on the lees

15 g/l Max RS
3.5 atm min pressure

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'Methode Dioise Ancestrale'
75% min Muscat a Petite Grains
​25% Max Clairette

*4 months aging on the lees

35 g/l min RS
3 atm min pressure

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Clairette de Die AOP
(methode dioise ancestrale)

{Northern Rhone}

Mousseux - 'Methode Dioise Ancestrale'

~9% min ABV~

'Methode Dioise Ancestrale'
75% min Muscat a Petite Grains
​25% Max Clairette

*4 months aging on the lees

35 g/l min RS
3 atm min pressure

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Mousseux
Traditional Method

100% Clairette

*9 months min on the lees

15 g/l Max RS
3.5 atm min pressure

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Chatillon-en-Diois AOP

(Rd, W, Rs)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White - Rose

~50 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

White
Chardonnay & Aligote

Red - Rose
60% min Gamay
plus+ Pinot Noir, Syrah

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Chatillon-en-Diois AOP
(blanc)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White - Rose

White
Chardonnay & Aligote

~50 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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Red - Rose
60% min Gamay
plus+ Pinot Noir, Syrah

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Chatillon-en-Diois
(rose)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White - Rose

Red - Rose
60% min Gamay
plus+ Pinot Noir, Syrah

~50 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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White
Chardonnay & Aligote

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Chatillon-en-Diois AOP
(rouge)

{Northern Rhone}

Red - White - Rose

Red - Rose
60% min Gamay
plus+ Pinot Noir, Syrah

~50 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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White
Chardonnay & Aligote

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Coteaux de Die AOP

(W!)

{Nortern Rhone}

White Only!!

100% Clairrette

~60 hl/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

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What are the aging requirements of

Clairette de Die (all) AOP?

{Northern Rhone}

Sparkling Only!!
AOP - Methode Diose Ancestrale

AOP
*9 months min on lees

15 g/l Max RS
3.5 min atmospheres

Methode Diose Ancestrale
*4 months min on lees

35 g/l min RS
3 min atmospheres

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What are the aging requirements of

Clairette de Die (aop) AOP?

{Northern Rhone}

Sparkling Only!!
AOP - Methode Diose Ancestrale

AOP
*9 months min on lees

15 g/l Max RS
3.5 min atmospheres

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Methode Diose Ancestrale
*4 months min on lees

35 g/l min RS
3 min atmospheres

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What are the aging requirements of

Clairette de Die ('ancestrale') AOP?

{Northern Rhone}

Sparkling Only!!
AOP - Methode Diose Ancestrale

Methode Diose Ancestrale
*4 months min on lees

35 g/l min RS
3 min atmospheres

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AOP
*9 months min on lees

15 g/l Max RS
3.5 min atmospheres

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What are the aging requirements of

Cremant de Die AOP?

{Northern Rhone}

Sparkling Only!!

*12 months min from tirage
*9 months min on lees
*released 12/1 year after harvest

15 g/l Max RS
3.5 min atmospheres

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~60 hl/ha~
~9% min ABV~
{10% actual}