allowed grape varieties are divided in 3 levels of importance:
cépage principal, cépages complémentaires og cépages
(When you talk about an percentage of varieties, this percentage refers to the planted varities in all the vineyards of a property - not the percentage of the varieties in the different wines.)
Cépage principal: Grenache must count for at least 50%.
Cépages complémentaires: Syrah and Mourvedre must together count for at least 20% and max. 50%.
Cépages accessoires: are grapes alllowed for AOC Cotes du Rhone, including also white varieties, which must not exceed max. 5%. Cépages accessoires may totally may not exceed 15% and includes the following varieties: Bourboulenc, Carignan, Clairette (Blanc and Rose), Counoise, Grenache (Blanc and Gris), Marsanne, Muscardin, Piquepoul (Blanc and Noir), Roussanne, Terret Noir, Ugni Blanc, Vaccarese and Viognier.
The level of alcohol must be at least 12,5%
The yield may not exceed 38 hl./ha.
Declared area and yield 2012-2016
The producers of
Rasteau are organized by Syndicat des Vignerons de Rasteau.
March 2010 the syndicate started what probably will be a new
Festival Millésime 2009. The new vintage was
presented by nearly all producers of Rasteau.
14 August every year Nuit du Vin. Photos from this event in 2014
At the touristoffice Bienvenue Rasteau you can buy wines from 30 (2018) producers priced as at the domains.
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