Vinsobres AOC

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Vinsobre AOC
Wine region
Vinsobres - cave coopérative.JPG
Official name Vinsobre
Type Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Country France
Part of Southern Rhone
Other regions in Southern Rhone Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras, Lirac
Climate region Mediterranean climate
Size of planted vineyards 1385 hectares
Grapes produced Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault
Wine produced 15,000 hl (2005)


Vinsobres is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for red wine in the southern part of the Rhône wine region of France, situated around Vinsobres.

Vinsobres was previously a part of the Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC. On 17 February 2006, it was created as a separate AOC, and therefore received the status of a "Rhône Cru". The wines must contain at least 50% Grenache and 25% Syrah and/or Mourvèdre.[1]

Historically, this area has a strong tradition in olive cultivation, and some current vineyards have been converted from growing olives.

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  1. ^ Decanter, February 15, 2007: Rhone's New Faces