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Côtes du Vivarais AOC

Cotes du Vivarais AOC

Côtes du Vivarais AOC

Côtes du Vivarais is a wine-growing region in the northwestern part of the southern Rhône wine region of France. The wines are produced in 9 Villages of the Ardèche Department(State), and in 5 villages of the Department(State) of the Gard. The region is divided  by the  Ardèche Mountains. The region was awarded the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée in 1999. The region has just over 700 acres of vineyards and 30 wineries.

The Red Wines of Côtes du Vivarais AOC

Red wines account for 80% of the wine produced in the region and is a blend of  Grenache noir, Syrah and Carignan.

Flavor Profile: Like most of the red wines of the Rhone Valley that are a blend of Grenache and Syrah which offer ripe black fruit flavors with a spicy note provided by the Syrah. Most are meant to be drunk within one or two years of the vintage.

Food Pairing Ideas: These easy drinking red will pair with a wide range of food, Pizza, Pasta and Grilled Meats.

The  Rosé Wines of Côtes du Vivarais AOC

Rosé wines account for 15% of the production and are made from Grenache noir, Syrah and Cinsault  as well. Deep Pink in Color which comes from the Grenache

Flavor Profile: Freshly picked Black Raspberries.

Food Pairing Ideas: The Perfect Picnic Wine, Grilled  Chicken. If you like Red wine try with Sushi!

The White Wines of Côtes du Vivarais AOC

White wines account for 5% of the production and are made from Clairette Blanche, Grenache blanc, Marsanne.

Flavor Profile:  Like most White wines in the Rhone Valley they are light bodied with a very floral aroma. Honeysuckle with hints of Peachs.

Food Pairing Ideas: The Perfect Summer Sipper, so enjoy with Seafood, Salads Roast Chicken.

Noted Producers in the Côtes du Vivarais AOC

Domaine Gallety (Rouge and La Syrare)

Clos de L’Abbe Dubois (Rouge and Rose)

Mas de Bagnols Blanc

To Learn More about the wines of the Rhone Valley (Link)

MatthewRinkerman • April 14, 2016

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