Côtes du Rhône villages are Areas spreading over 95 communes of which 19 commune names can be used on the label. The soil types are the same as in the Côtes du Rhône A.O.C. As a rule, stony argilo-calcaireous soils produce full bodied "complex" wines, deeply coloured with a powerful bouquet. Dry stony soils produce more refined wines, renowned for elegance, finesse and fruitiness.
Grape variety mix: for the reds, Grenache 50% minimum, Syrah and / or Mourvèdre 20% minimum, other grape varieties tolerated within the Appellation, 20% maximum.
For the rosé: Grenache 50% minimum, Syrah and / or Mourvèdre 20% minimum, other grape varieties tolerated 20% maximum, white grape varieties 20% maximum (Grenache, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier).
For the whites: Grenache white, Clairette white, Marsanne white, Roussanne white, Bourboulenc white, Viognier white, other white grape varieties tolerated 20% maximum.
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