AOC Ventoux

The appellation was established 23 July 1973 named Côtes du Ventoux.
From 1953-1973 the appellation was a VDQS area.
Since 1 November 2008 the name has been Ventoux.

Cahier des Charges (Rules for the appellation- 2014)

Production area

Vineyards included in the appellation are situated in 51 communes:

Apt, Aubignan, Beaumettes, Beaumont-du-Ventoux, Bédoin, Blauvac, Bonnieux, Cabrières-d'Avignon, Caromb, Carpentras, Caseneuve, Crestet, Crillen-le-Brave, Entrechaux, Flassan, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Gargas, Gignac, Gordes, Goult, Joucas, Lagnes, La Roque-sur-Pernes, Le Barroux, Le Beaucet, Lioux, Loriol-du-Comtat, Malaucène, Malemort-du-Comtat, Maubec, Mazan, Méthamis, Modène, Mormoiron, Murs, Pernes, Robion, Roussillon, Rustrel, Saignon, Saumane, Saint-Didier, Saint-Hippolyte-le-Graveron, Saint-Martin-de-Castillon, Saint-Pantaléon, Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols, Saint-Saturnin-d'Apt, Venasque, Viens, Villars et Villes-sur-Auzon.

Allowed grape varieties

Red and rosé
Primary varieties (Cépages principaux): Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre Carignan.
Secondary varieties (Cépages secondaires):Bourboulenc, Clairette Blanc, Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Marcelan, Piquepoul Noir, Roussanne, Vermentino, Viognier.

White wines
Primmary varieties (Cépages principaux): Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne

Secondary varieties (Cépages secondaires): Marsanne, Vermentino, Viognier.

Shares of varieties in vineyards of the single property (Encépagement)

Red and rosé
The share of secondary varieties may not exceed 20%.
Share off Marselan may not exceed 10%.
Share of Vermentino may not exceed 10%.

White wines
The share of secondary varieties may not exceed 20%

The single wine - cuvée (Assemblage)
Is a blend manly made from primary varieties.
Single vaiety wines may not use the name.

Yield
Red wines max. 55 hl./ha. White wines max. 60 hl./ha.

Alcohol degree
Rødvine: min. 12%. Rosé og hvidvine: 11,5%

Declared area and yield 2013-2017

Hectares 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Hektar 5752 5732 5774 5810 5701
Hectoliter 291740 272692 269578 192532 244222
Source: Inter-Rhone 

Producers According to official figurs from INTER-RHONE 2017
163 Caves particuliéres, 16 cooperatives and 85 negociants.

Links

The syndicat of Ventoux 

La Confrérie des Vignerons de l'AOC Ventoux 

Ventoux Saveurs  


"The giant of Provence" 1910 m.
From most of the vineyards in the appellation
you can see the mountain with the white top.
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51 communes have vineyards included in AOC Ventoux. Big map

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Updated 26-04-2019