Coteaux de Pierrevert AOC

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Coteaux de Pierrevert (wine region)
Wine region
Type Appelation d'origine contrôlée
Year established VDQS 1959; AOC 1998
Years of wine industry over 2,000
Country France
Part of Provence
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
Comments 2007

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.

Wines[edit]

Red wines are made from Grenache noir and Syrah which must account for 70% together with a minimum of 30% of each. Secondary varieties are Cinsault, Mourvedre and Carignan.

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%.

Economy[edit]

The Coteaux de Pierrevert[1] wines are produced by a total of 35 concerns which include 32 growers, 6 private wineries, 2 cooperative wineries, and one producer/merchant.

The vineyards are in the communes of Corbières, Gréoux-les-Bains, Manosque, Montfuron, Pierrevert, Quinson, Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon, Saint-Martin-de-Brômes, Sainte-Tulle, Villeneuve, and Volx.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ INAO, April 2007