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Côtes du Rhône

The appellation of Côtes du Rhône, situated along the Rhône river, produces mainly red wines, but its whites and its rosés are also remarkably flavorful. This vineyard, which is two thousand years old, boasts a palette of terrains, soils, and climates that combine together to create authentic and distinctive wines.

The Côtes du Rhône appellation must follow very strict guidelines concerning grape varieties, yield, and production methods, which make it an appellation known the world over. The very wide range of wines comprises, first of all, the "crus," including those of Lirac and Tavel of the Gard Provençal; the local appellations that have the right to feature the name of the town on their label, such as Laudun, Chusclan, and Saint Gervais; and finally, the regional appellation that certifies the quality of a given land. Whether light and fruity or full-bodied and intense, Côtes du Rhône wine surprises you with its range, its strong flavors, and its diversity.

  The name of "Côtes du Rhône" comes from an administrative delimitation around Uzès, an area that produced highly reputable wines in the 17th century. These wines were transported by river from the port of Roquemaure. In 1737, the king of France ordered that all the barrels containing this wine be marked with the letters "C.D.R." The reputation of the Côtes du Rhône was recognized by the high courts of Tournon and of Uzès in 1936.

Here are more than 100 wineries that produce wines of the Côtes du Rhône appellation .
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 village or monument :: Cesar's Camp Sainte Baume Connaux Saint Paul les Fonts Tavel Lirac Saint Genies de Comolas Laudun-l'Ardoise Saint Laurent des Arbres Saint Victor la Coste Laudun-l'Ardoise