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Coteaux de Pierrevert

Coteaux de Pierrevert AOC

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.

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Wines

Red wines are made from Grenache Noir and Syrah which must account for 70% together with aminimum of 30% of each. Secondary varieties are [Cinsault]] 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, 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

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

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