Coteaux de Pierrevert wine appellation, Provence, France Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Pierrevert wine appellation
Wine appellation
Address: Provence
Country: France

The Pierrevert (formerly Coteaux de Pierrevert) is a 338 hectare wine appellation in Provence, France which has only been an AOC since 1998. It is in the Alpes de Haut Provence just north and east of the city of Apt near the historic village of Manosque and covers 11 communes.
The reds produced here are mainly based on Syrah and Grenache in keeping with the proximity to the Rhone appellations, however expect some Cinsault and Carignan to be blended in as well. The Syrah and Grenache must each comprise at least 30% of the blend.
The white grapes permitted are Grenache Blanc, Vermentino (as it is called by France's appellation authority, the INAO, however most locals call it Rolle), Ugni Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne. No individual grape can exceed 70% of the total. Grenache and Rolle must comprise at least 25% of the total.
Check out the wines from Domaine La Blaque which lies at over 400 metres above sea level and practices sustainable agriculture.
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