Route of wines: côtes de rhône southern zone

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DepartureCHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE (84)
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Enjoy these 4 days to discover the great wines that are the Cotes du Rhone, southern zone.


Lirac and Tavel

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LIRAC

The vineyard is classified Lirac AOC since local 1947.Ce Cru located right bank of the Côtes du Rhône and a rare Crus of the Rhone Valley in 3 colors. It is produced on the best parcels of four small towns: Lirac, Roquemaure, Saint-Laurent-des-Trees and Saint-Genies-de-Comolas.

TAVEL

The "Kingdom of Tavel" exceptional terroir nestles on the slopes bordering the right bank of the Rhone between the bridge of Avignon and the Pont du Gard.
This wine, AOC is produced in the municipalities of Tavel and Roquemaure, Gard, it is considered by many as the best rosé in the world.
On this soil variegated slate, pebbles, sand and gravel, are fully expressed noble grape varieties that give rise to increased single dedicated to rosé.


Accommodation nearby

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Cube Hôtel

  • Villeneuve-les-avignon
  • 04 90 25 52 29
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Hôtel d'Europe

  • Avignon
  • 04 90 14 76 76
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Le Mas de So

  • Laudun-l'ardoise
  • 06 25 33 66 22
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Ternelia Les Essarts

  • Valloire
  • 04 50 66 65 17

Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Beaumes de Venise

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GIGONDAS

The originality due to geological Dentelles (combination of phenomena eras secondary, tertiary and quaternary) is very rare in the Rhone Valley. Soils are soils derived from structured and unique wines for very complex.
Yield the lowest in France, 36 hl / ha maximum, vintage of Gigondas is formed from the combination of noble varietals such as Black Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. This combination produces a highly nuanced range of wines. In the cellar, the Gigondas, slow-maturing, are great wines. One obvious aging potential, they have the ability to reconcile concentration, balance and finesse. Colorful, structured and long finish, they offer a rich bouquet, with aromas and spicy purposes.

VACQUEYRAS

The Vacqueyras appellation is located in the center of the triangle formed by Carpentras, Orange and Vaison the ROMAINE.Ell is the only appellation of the Left Bank to produce Cotes du Rhone AOC wines three colors Red, White and Rosé. Color Vacqueyras is always free, well supported and deep.
Shelf life ranges from 7 to 10 years on average. Sandy soils and often stony, sunshine, hot and dry climate favors the production of fine wines.

BEAUMES DE VENISE


Beaumes Venice is a charming village in the Haut Vaucluse, at the foot of the Dentelles, sheltered from the mistral and crossed by the river La Salette.
1200 ha vineyard has an exceptional variety of terroirs, besides the delicious Muscat, a full range of wines fruity red full-bodied and those guard, not to mention the pink fruity and lively.
Manual harvesting and selection of plots, all associated with winemaking developed leading to recognition by the greatest connoisseurs.


Accommodation nearby

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Hôtel le Siècle

  • Mazan
  • 04 90 69 75 70
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La Maison au Volets Bleus

  • Venasque
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08
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Hébergements insolites du camping La Sorguette

  • L'isle-sur-la-sorgue
  • 04 90 38 05 71
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Camping Airotel la Sorguette

  • L'isle-sur-la-sorgue
  • 04 90 38 05 71

Vinsobres and Rasteau

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VINSOBRES

"Vinsobres or sober wine, take soberly" (Monseigneur of Suares, 1633).

The terroir of Vinsobres lies at the heart of the Miocene sedimentary basin Valréas and basin Aygues It is only since 1956 (the year freeze olive trees in Provence) Vinsobres the vineyard has developed a pace. 'It is also one of the youngest appellations in the average age of its vignerons.Les Vinsobres wines are blended wines where the Grenache and Syrah are the two major varieties .

RASTEAU

Rasteau vineyard is situated north of the department of Vaucluse. Its south-facing slopes, poor soil and its micro-climate Mediterranean enable it to produce concentrated grapes needed to produce wines of high typicité.Le Black Grenache grape is the King of the vineyard Rasteau. It is found in all vintages. It produces structured wines, aromatic and brings roundness and generosity ... In Grenache, is associated Syrah and Mourvèdre. This marriage gives balance and character to our wines. The vineyard produces two appellations of origin:   

  • The AOC Vin Doux Naturel Rasteau, decreed in 1944
  • The AOC Rasteau was enacted in 2010.

 


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Le Mas du Sillot

  • Grillon
  • 04 90 28 44 00
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Camping les Truffières

  • Grignan
  • 04 75 46 93 62
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Hôtel le Siècle

  • Mazan
  • 04 90 69 75 70
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Le Mas de Fanny

  • Chantemerle-les-grignan
  • 04 75 98 63 04

Chateauneuf du Pape

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The vineyard Châteauneuf-du-Pape is classified in the category of vintage wine of the Rhone Valley. Its history is closely linked to the river. The combined action of removing sea and river erosion has carved a relief of terraces and slopes to the current bed of the Rhone. Dominant stony terroir gives its Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine exceptional vocation.

The unique feature of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape is poly-vines.: 13 grape varieties are allowed: Syrah - Mourvèdre - The Cinsault cournoise - The dormouse The Picpoul - Grenache The Bourboulenc - The Clairette Roussane - the Vaccarèse Picardan - Terret Black.


Accommodation nearby

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Cube Hôtel

  • Villeneuve-les-avignon
  • 04 90 25 52 29
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Hôtel d'Europe

  • Avignon
  • 04 90 14 76 76
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Ternelia La Tour Carrée

  • Grasse
  • 04 50 66 65 17
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Ternelia l'Eau Vive et le Sorbier

  • Lescheraines
  • 04 50 66 65 17



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