The Côtes-du-Rhône stretches from Vienne to Avignon on both banks of the Rhône. It is the largest appellation region in France after Bordeaux.
The main terroirs of the Côtes-du-Rhône:
• Pebble stones
• Clay lands
• Stony soils
• Soils of stony spreading
• Sandy soils
These soils provide the vine with a regular water supply and the return, during the night, of the heat stored in the day by pebbles. They are particularly conducive to the development of wines of guard.
Black grapes: Grenache noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarèse, Picpoul noir, Terret, Grenache.
White grapes: Grenache blanc, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussane, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Ugni, Picpoul.
• Mediterranean climate
• Sunshine: 200 days a year
• Average temperatures: 22 ° in summer and 7.3 ° in winter• Rainfall: 201 mm in summer and 503 mm the rest of the year.
• The mistral blows 158 days a year on average.