NORTHERN RHÔNE VALLEY, FRANCE


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CÔTE RÔTIE AOP

Moderate continental climate

Terraced steep slopes

Prone to erosion and drought

Protected from northerly mistral wind by the south-eastern orientation

South: light coloured gneiss soils, crumbly and unstable (Côte blonde)

North: dark coloured iron rich schist soils with greater stability (Côte brune)

Grape varieties: syrah, viognier

CHÂTEAU GRILLET AOP

Moderate continental climate

Terraced steep slopes

Prone to erosion

Cool influence of the mistral

Grape variety: viognier

CONDRIEU AOP

Moderate continental climate

Terraced steep slopes

Prone to erosion

Cool influence of the mistral

Granite, clay and schist soils

Grape variety: viognier


CORNAS AOP

Warm mediterranean climate

Terraced steep slopes

Prone to erosion

Sheltered from the mistral by a natural amphitheatre

Grape variety: syrah


SAINT-PÉRAY AOP

Warm mediterranean climate

Cool influence of the mistral

Hilly area

Granite, limestone, clay and loess soils

Grape varieties: marsanne, roussanne

CLAIRETTE DE DIE AOP

Warm mediterranean climate

Alpine influence with cooling effect of the altitude

Hilly area

Limestone, black marl and chalky soils

Grape varieties: clairette, muscat blanc à petits grains


CHÂTILLON-EN-DIOIS AOP

Warm mediterranean climate

Alpine influence

Clay and limestone soils

Grape varieties: