AOC Cotes du Rhone Village Roaix

This small appellation covers wines from fields in Roaix. This commune has around 600 inhabitants and an area of only 6 km2.
The altitude vary between 149 and 384 metres. 
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All three types of wines are included, but the production of rosé and white is very small. Out of 3574 hl. in 2010 only 13 hl were rosé and 15 hl white wine.

The grapes

The percentages mentioned below are referring to the vineyards of the estate - not to the blend of the single wine.

Rouge and Rosé
Grenache must
be at least 50%.
Syrah and Mourvedre
must together be at least 20%.
Other grapes allowed for Cotes du Rhone,
may not exceed 20%.
White varieties might be used for rosé - as "other grapes".

Blanc
Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier
must be at least 80%
Other grapes allowed for Cotes du Rhone,
may not exceed 20%.

The level of alcohol must be at least 12,5 % for red wines og 12 % for rosé and white wines.

The yield may not exceed 42 hl./ha.


A co-operative situated in Seguret, is the dominating producer as it vinify 40-50% of the wines from the appellation.

Declared area and yield 2013-2017

Vintage 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Hectares 137 121 135 143 158
Hectolitre 3408 4754 4869 5058 4642
Source: http://www.syndicat-cotesdurhone.com
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Gilles Ferran
Dom. des Escaravailles

Elodie Balme
Domaine Elodie Balme

Christophe Cuer
Domaine des Auzières

Olivier Tropet
Domaine Pique-Basse

Damien Chave
Domaine du Bramadou

Helen Durand
Domaine du Trapadis


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Update 07-03-2018