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Coteaux de l'Ardèche IGP

Description to Coteaux de l'Ardèche IGP

Département in the southeast of France with the capital Privas in the political region Rhone-Alpes, which is named after the river of the same name. It is located in the middle of the departments Lozére (west), Haute Loire (northwest), Loire (north), Drôme (east), Vaucluse (southeast) and Gard (southwest). The Châtaigne d'Ardèche AOC zone is for chestnuts. A speciality is the wine "Cuvée des vignes d'antan" from hybrid varieties (see under Jacquez). From the beginning of the 1980s, the famous wine trading and wine producer Louis Latour pioneered this area. The climate is Mediterranean with mild winters and hot dry summers. The vineyards cover 7,500 hectares of vineyards on mainly limestone and sandstone soils. The vineyards are part of the Rhône wine region. The AOC areas are:

Ardèche - Ardèche-Schlucht mit dem Fluss

The IGP area covering the entire département is called Ardèche. This can be supplemented by the narrower geographical name Coteaux de l'Ardèche (formerly a separate Vin de pays area). Another independent IGP area is Collines Rhôdaniennes. Ardèche is also part of the two large regional IGP areas Comtés Rhodaniens and Méditerranée. It produces 45% red wines, 35% rosé wines and 20% white wines, mostly produced by cooperatives. The main red wine varieties are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Carignan Noir (Mazuelo) Chatus, Cinsaut, Gamaret, Gamay, Grenache Noir (Garnacha Tinta), Marselan, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The main white wine varieties are Chardonnay, Clairette, Grenache Blanc (Garnacha Blanca), Marsanne, Muscat Blanc, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Bourboulenc, Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano Toscano) and Viognier.

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