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Vine training

Mainly Gobelet, Syrah vines usually singe Guyot

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Irrigation permitted?

Yes, if drought persists

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Department producing mosts whites

Vaucluse. Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Clairette, Viognier, Vermentino, Chardonnay. IGP wines

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Ugni Blanc

Trebbiano

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% of white Côtes du Rhône

4%

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% of rosé

7%

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Côtes du Rhône ha

33,510

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What white grape is not allowed in CdP?

Marsanne

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Côtes du Rhône permitted yields

51 hl/ha

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Côtes du Rhône Villages permitted yields

42 hl/ha

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Who drew up rules for CdP and in what year

Baron Le Roy of Ch Fortia. 1923

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CdP min. abv

12.5%, the highest in France. No chaptalization

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CdP max yields

35 hl/ha

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What is the term for discarding berries? How many must be discarded CdP?

Râpé. Min 2%

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CdP ha

3,161 ha

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How does carbonic maceration affect readiness to drink?

Produces lighter, fruitier wine, which can be drunk from about 3 years rather than 5 or 6

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Gigondas style

Similar to CdP. Benefits from higher elevations and more limestone

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Gigondas yields

35 hl/ha

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Gigondas min abv

12.5%

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Gigondas ha

1,216 ha

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Year Gigondas its own AOC

1971

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Does Gigondas allow rosé

Yes

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Lirac style

Full-bodied, soft, earlier maturing reds. Some full-bodied whites and rosé

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Lirac required blend

Min 40% Grenache, min 25% Mourvèdre/Syrah

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Lirac ha

782 ha

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Tavel ha

900 ha

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Tavel top Producers

Ch d'Acqueria
Domaine de la Mordorée (also in Lirac)

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Tavel soils

Sand and clay

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Vacqueyras style

Super-concentrated CdR village. More rustic than Gigondas. Also white/rosé

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Year Vacqueyras its own AOC

1990

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Vacqueyras ha

1,406 ha

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Vacqueyras producers

Ch des Tours (Rayas)

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Beaumes-de-Venise style

Spicy reds from Grenache/Syrah

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Beaumes-de-Venise ha

600 ha. High elevation terroirs

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Year Beaumes-de-Venise its own AOC

2005

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Vinsobres style

80% Grenache, with cool climate Syrah

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Vinsobres ha

441 ha

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Year Vinsobres its own AOC

2006

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Rasteau style

Heady, concentrated red, whites rosé. Rivals CdP

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Rasteau AOC

2010 for dry reds, Grenache dominant

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Jérôme Bressy

Domaine Gourt de Mautens. Using indigenous varieties, field blends in Rasteau

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Luberon

1988. Med-bodied rosé, light reds from 60% Grenache/Syrah. Whites GB, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Rolle

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Ventoux

Cooler climate, reds and rosé from Syrah/S. Rhône grapes

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Costières de Nîmes

Transfered to Rhône in 2004. GSM min 60% of reds. Between bulk wine and quality production. Rosé