AOC Vacqueyras

     

1937: Cotes du Rhone
1955: Cotes du Rhone Village Vacqueyras.
1990: Vacqueyras

The appellation covers certain parcels in 2 communes, Vacqueyras and Sarrians.
It's in Vacqueyras you find the biggest concentration of domains and vineyards, even though three producers of Sarrians are among the most famous domains of the appellation Chateau des Tours, Montirius and Domaine le Sang du Cailloux.

Commune Area Elevation Inh. 2015
Sarrians

3749 ha. 36 - 118 m 5.930
Vacqueyras

897 ha. 68 - 254 m 1.260

The appellation includes red wines, rosé wines and white wines.

Rules for AOP Vacqueyras  (INAO Cahir des Charges 2015)

Allowed grape varieties

Red wines
Primary grape (cépage principal): Grenache.
Secondary grapes (cépages complémentaires): Syah og Mourvedre.
Other grapes (cépages accessoires):  Bourboulenc, Carignan, Cinsault, Clairette, Clairette Rose, Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne, Muscardin, Piquepoul, Roussanne, Terret Noir, Vaccarese and Viognier.

Rosé wines
Primary grapes (cépages principal) Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah.
Other grapes (cépages accessoires): Bourboulenc, Carignan, Clairette, Clairette Rose, Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne, Muscardin, Piquepoul, Roussanne, Terret Noir, Vaccarese and Viognier.

White wines
Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier

Rules for the mix of varieties in the vineyards - not in a single wine

Red wines
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre must together count for at least 90%.
Grenache must count for at least 50%.
Mourvedre and Syrah must together count for at least 20%.
Other varieties (cépages accessoires) may not exceed 10%.
The share of white varieties may not exceed 5%.

Rosé wines
A single variety may not exceed 80%.
Other varieties  (cépages accessoires) may not exceed 10%.

White wines
A single variety may not exceed 80%.


Declared area and yield 2014-2018

Vintage 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Hectares 1417 1411 1412 1419 1438
Hectolitre 52697 47846 45620 38817 40747
Source: http://www.syndicat-cotesdurhone.com  

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