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Producers

DOMAIN PRODUCER COMMUNE
Cave Saint Maurice Cooperative Saint Maurice sur Eygues
Domaine Chaume Arnaud Valérie & Philippe Chaume Visan
Domaine de Lucena Laurent Michel Visan
Domaine la Florane    Adrien Fabre Visan
Domaine Viret in Saint Maurice sur Eygues name their wines IGP/VDF

AOC Côtes du Rhône Village Saint-Maurice   

History

Several vestiges from Roman time (amphoras) tell about millenniums of wine history in the area. A very special piece of wine history can be seen at the cooperative, a fermentation cuve from 14. century. 
A document from 1333 gives the inhabitants the right not to pay taxes of vineyards and wine. 

1937: The commune became a part of AOC Cotes du Rhone.
1953
: The wines can add the name of the village Cotes du Rhone Saint-Maurice.
1967: Cotes du Rhone Village Saint-Maurice-sur-Eigues

The appellation includes certain parcels in Saint Maurice sur Eigues and all the three wine types are included.

The area of Saint-Maurice is only 8 km2, and with 600-700 inhabitants.


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In Saint Maurice Saint Maurice sur Eigues you will only a cooperative and a domain which for some reasons don't use the name - Domaine Viret

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.

Declared area and yield 2014-2018

Vintage 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Hectares 172 133 184 170 169
Hectolitre 6826 4956 6935 5388 6189
Source: Syndicat des Vignerons des Cotes du Rhone

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Updated 16-02-2019