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.


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%.


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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  1. ^ INAO, April 2007