traditions at least
date back to the 1st century.
South of Donzère excavations
of a Roman villa have shown that Villa
du Mollard. On a Roman
stone pillar nearby is the loading of wine in wooden barrels - of course for the
purpose of transport via the Rhône River to Rome
appellation was established in 1973 under the name Coteaux du Tricastin.
In 2010 the appellation changed its name to
The background to the desire for a name
change was not to be
compromised by the name of
a nuclear power plant
Grignan and Adhémar were both
important place names in the area's history.
At both sites you find
compact medieval castle complexes
Cahier des Charges
(Rules for the appellationen - 2013)
The apellationen includes certain parcels in 21
Allan, Baume-de-Transit,Chamaret, Chantemerle-lès-Grignan,
Chateauneuf-du-Rhone, Clansayes, Coloncelle, Donzère, Garde-Adhémar,
Granges-Gontardes, Grignan, Malataverne, Montségur-sur-Lauzon, Réauville,
Roussas, Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, Saint-Restitut, Salles-sous-Bois,
See eventually map with the communes.
The appellationen includes red, rosé and
Allowed grape varieties:
and rosé wines
Primary varieties: Grenache, Syrah.
Other allowed gapes: Bourboulenc, Carignan, Cinsault,
Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Marcelan, Mourvedre,
Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier.
Portions of grape
varieties at the single domain (Encépagement)
and rosé wines
Share of primary varieties (Grenache and Syrah) must be at
Share of Syrah have to be 30-80%.
Share of Grenache have to be 20-70%.
Share of Marselan must not exceed 10%.
No single variety may exceed 80%.
Viognier have to be at least 30%.
The blend in the
(Grenache, Syrah) have to be at least 50%.
White varieties may not exceed 10%.
Primary varieties (Grenache, Syrah)
have to be at least 50%.
White varieties may not exceed 20%.
Bourboulenc and Clairette must together not exceed 50%.
Red and rosé max. 45 hl/ha. White wines max. 52 hl/ha.
Declared area and yield