Coteaux de Pierrevert AOC
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|Type||Appelation d'origine contrôlée|
|Year established||VDQS 1959; AOC 1998|
|Years of wine industry||over 2,000|
|Climate region||Mediterranean with cool alpine winds|
|Soil conditions||calcerous marl, Mio-pliocene sands and pebblesr|
|Size of planted vineyards||338|
|No. of vineyards||32|
|Grapes produced||Grenache noir, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache blanc, Vermentino, Ugni blanc, Clairette, Rousanne|
|No. of wineries||9|
|Wine produced||red, white, rosé|
Coteaux de Pierrevert is a wine-growing AOC in the western part of the Provence wine region of France, where the wines are produced in 11 communes of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département. It is partly located in the valley of the Durance river in the region of Manosque.
Rosé: Grenache noir minimum 50%, and Syrah 20% minimum. Other secondary varieties are allowed with a maximum of 20% white grapes.
White wines from Clairette blanche, Grenache blanc, Ugni blanc, Roussanne of which no variety may exceed 70% together to a maximum of 20%. Grenache blanc and Vermentino must together represent a minimum of 25%.
The Coteaux de Pierrevert wines are produced by a total of 35 concerns which include 32 growers, 6 private wineries, 2 cooperative wineries, and one producer/merchant.
- INAO, April 2007