|| These wines were already well known in
the time of Louis XIV. In the royal court, one could taste them with
Darbousset's famous rabbit dish made famous in Paris by the maréchal
de Grammont. The history of the wine of Chusclan is inseparable from that
of the Côtes du Rhône. Let us simply say, to put things in perspective,
that the author Julien, in an 1816 work that has long been the authority
on the matter, placed Chusclan on the same level as Tavel and Lirac.
In 1939, a small group of wine-growers, led by Mr. Joseph Rivier, decided to
create the wine cooperative known as the "cave des vignerons de Chusclan." The
appellation of Côtes du Rhône Chusclan has been recognized since
The appellation Côtes du Rhône Chusclan, already sketched out in
a legal demarcation by the Tribunal of Uzès, was definitively confirmed
by a ministerial ruling in 1953.
In 1967, the wines of Chusclan became members of the great family of the Côtes
du Rhône Villages that bear the name of the town. An intercommunal union
of the appellation A.O.C. Côtes du Rhône Villages was founded on
June 21, 1999. It groups together all the wine cooperatives and private wineries
of Chusclan wine within the area of appellation -- a total of five cooperatives
and seven private wineries. Click here to
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