|AOC / AOP Gigondas
1937: Cotes du
1953: Cotes du Rhone Village Gigondas
Until 1971 only two CRU
appellations for red wines existed in the southern Rhone: Chateauneuf du Pape (1936)
and Lirac (1947), and it was not until 19 years later in 1971
that the next CRU Gigondas was declared.
The rules for AOC Gigondas
includes red and rosé wines. You can't make white wines with
The area of the appellation
includes only vineyards in Gigondas commune.
Gigondas is situated by the feet of Dentelles de Montmirail and
a part of the vineyards are situated at the slopes.
The level of altitude in the commune varies from 87 to 698 metres.
Primary grape: (cépage principal)
Secondary: (cépages complémentaires) Syrah and Mourvedre.
Other allowed grapes: (cépages accessoires) Bourboulenc, Cinsault, Clairette,
Clairette Rose, Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne, Muscardin, Piquepoul
Noir, Piquepoul Blanc, Roussanne, Terret Noir, Ugni Blanc, Vaccarese and Viognier.
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre must together
counts for at least 90% of the vines at a property.
Grenache must counts for 50%.
Syrah and Mourvedre must together must counts for 15%.