Côtes-du-Rhône

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  • Winegrowing Areas
  • Varieties
  • The Climate

The main winegrowing areas of the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation are the following:

• Soils made up mainly of pebbles
• Clayey soils
• Stony soils
• Soils of broken-stone deposits

Those soils provide vines with a regular water supply, and also give back during the night the heat accumulated over the day by the stones. They allow producing wines for laying down.

• Loess soils
• Sandy soils

Black varieties: Black Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Black Vamarèse, Vaccarèse, Black Picpoul, Terret, Grenache, Clairette.

White varieties: White Grenache, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussane, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Ugni, Picpoul.

• Mediterranean Climate
• Sunshine: 200 days per year
• Average temperatures: 22°C in the summer, 7.3°C in winter
• Rainfall: 201 mm in the summer, 503 mm the rest of the year
• The mistral blows an average 158 days per year.