AOP Côtes du Vivarais

Until 1789 there was a province named Vivarais, approximately the same area as the departement Ardèche today. The name Vivarais relates to the village Viviers, which was the administrative centre for Vivarais. The village of 4.000 inhabitants has since the 4th century been the seat of the bishop of Viviers and here is his cathedral.

In 1999 the appellation Côtes du Vivarais was approved.
Selected parcels from 14 communes are included in the appellation  (see map below)
9 communes in Ardèche: Bidon, Gras, Labastide-de-Virac, Lagorce, Larnas, Orgnac-l'Aven, Saint-Montan, Saint-Remèze and Vinezac.
5 communes in Gard: Barjac,Garn, Issirac, Montclus and Saint-Privat-de-Champclos.

The rules for allowed grapes are in favour of Grenache, Syrah and Grenache Blanc. The percentage relates to the mix of grapes in all the vineyards of a property.

Red wines 
Grenache min. 30%, Syrah min. 40%. Cinsault max. 10% (from 2017) and Carignan max. 10% (from 2018).

Rosé wines: 
Grenache
max. 60%, Syrah max. 80% and Cinsault min. 10%.

White wines
Grenache Blanc Min. 50% and Clairette and/or Marsanne min. 30%.

Declared Area and production 2013-2017

Cotes du Vivarais
Vintage 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Hectares 321 279 242 220 244
Hectolitre 12061 12388 9789 9712 9023
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Who is Who
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Jean Pierre Bedel
Chateau les Amoureuses
Cotes du Rhone - IGP

Roland Terrasse
Chateau Rochecolombe
Cotes du Rhone

Florence (Terrasse?)
Chateau Rochecolombe
Cotes du Rhone

Cristelle Coulange
Domaine Coulange
Cotes du Rhone

Raphael Pommier
N. Dame de Cousignac
Cotes du Rhone

Alain Dumarcher
Dom. Alain Dumarcher
Vivarais
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Sylvie Dumarcher
Dom. Alain Dumarcher
Vivarais

Patrice Dumarcher
Domaine de Mermés
Vivarais

Séverine Dumarcher
Domaine de Mermés
Vivarais

Frances Durpre
Domaine de Vigier
Vivarais

Serge Coste
Le Clos des Senteurs
Vivarais

Françoise Coste
Le Clos des Senteurs
Vivarais

Jean-Luc Dorthe
Domaine Couron
Cotes du Rhone

 Marie-Lise Dorthe
Domaine Couron
Cotes du Rhone

Frédéric Dorthe
Domaine du Chapitre
Cotes du Rhone

Pierre-Marc Allègre
Domaine Pierre Laine
Cotes du Rhone

Sandra Allègre
Domaine Pierre Laine
Cotes du Rhone

Nicolas Croze
Domaine Nicolas Croze
Cotes du Rhone
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Carine Zago
Domaine Nicolas Croze
Cotes du Rhone

Elisabeth Saladin
Domaine Saladin
Cotes du Rhone

Marie-Laurence Saladin
Domaine Saladin
Cotes du Rhone

Hélène Thibon
Mas de Libian
Cotes du Rhone

 Daniel Archambault
D. de la Croix Blanche
Cotes du Rhone

Rose Marie Archambault
D. de la Croix Blanche
Cotes du Rhone

 Guilliaume Archambault
D. de la Croix Blanche
Cotes du Rhone

David-Alexandre Gallety
Domaine Gallety
Vivarais

Marius Pradal
Domaine Marius Pradal
Vivarais

Claude Dumarcher
Dom. de l'Abbe Dubois
Vivarais

Cécile Dumarcher
Dom. de l'Abbe Dubois
Vivarais

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Updated 01-07-2018