Cotes du Vivarais VDQS wine appellation in the Côtes du Rhône region of France Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Cotes du Vivarais wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Cotes du Vivarais wine appellation in the Rhone region of France straddling the départements of Ardeche and Gard.
The appellation covers the communes of Orgnac, Saint-Montan, Saint-Remèze, Lagorce, Vinezac, Gras, Larnas, Bidon and La Bastide-de-Virac in the Ardeche and Barjac, Issirac, St-Privat-de-Champclos, Montclus and Le Garn in the Gard.
Red wines must comprise at least 30% of Grenache Noir and at least 40% of Syrah. Carignan and Cinsaut can also be included but must each not be more than 10% of the blend. White wines have more than 50% of Grenache blanc and can include both Clairette and Marsanne.
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