New appellations added to Côtes du Rhône Villages

15th December, 2016 by Arabella Mileham

The Côtes du Rhône Villages has been expanded with the addition of three new appellations for red wine

The three appellations include Côtes du Rhône Villages Sainte-Cecile, Côtes du Rhône Villages Suze-la-Rousse and Côtes du Rhône Villages Vaison la Romaine, which have been added to the ranks of Côtes du Rhône with Geographical  Names by the National Institute for Appellations of Origin (INAO).

The three areas will be authorised to use the new appellations from the 2016 harvest, meaning that red cuvees will be able to be marketing under the AOC system from 2017.

Côtes du Rhône Villages Sainte-Cecile comprises three cooperative and fifteen wineries and is predominantly planted with Grenache (68%) along with Syrah (14%), Mourvèdre (8%), Carignan and Cinsault. The neighbouring Côtes du Rhône Suze-la-Rousse appellation to the north….

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2 Responses to “New appellations added to Côtes du Rhône Villages”

  1. Anthony Cheesman says:

    As Southern Cotes-du-Rhone is my favourite red wine I welcome these 3 new Appelations as they can only enhance this Brand.

  2. Makiko Itoh says:

    Hi, Vaison la Romaine is spelled with an E at the end.

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