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Rhône Valley by the numbers

Rhône Valley by the numbers

Discover the Rhône Valley, one of France’s largest appellation winemaking regions.

28

Number of authorized cepages in the Rhône Valley appellation.
Primary red cepages: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre.
Primary white cepages: Viognier and Marsanne.

 

27

Number of appellations in the region, from Côte Rôtie in the north, to Costières de Nîmes in the south.

 

60%

Percentage of Côtes du Rhône appellations (48%) and Côtes du Rhône Villages (12%) appellations present in regional production.

Other significant AOC designations, in order of importance: Ventoux, Costières de Nîmes, Luberon, Crozes Hermitage, Grignan les Adhémar, Saint Joseph, Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Tavel.

 

6%

The proportion of Rhône wines destined for Canada (from among all countries receiving its exports). Canada is neck-and-neck with China and Germany, but behind the United Kingdom (18%), Belgium (17%), and the United States (14%). From 2016 to 2017, Rhône Valley wine exports to Canada increased by 6% in total.

33% of Rhône wines are exported.

 

2.5 million

Number of hectolitres of wine produced in the Rhône Valley in 2017. That year the harvest was modest, as the average over the five years previous that was 2.85 million hectolitres.

The above volumes mean that the Rhône Valley is one of France’s largest appellation wine regions, behind Bordeaux (3.5 million hectolitres in 2017) and ahead of Champagne (2.3 million hectolitres).

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6000

Number of hectares that certified organic, or which are becoming organic (a three-year process).
That number represents some 10% of the total surface area of Rhône Valley wineries.

Wine production percentages per wine variety

2008

Red: 88%
Rosé: 9%
White: 4%

2018

Red: 80%
Rosé: 13%
White: 7%

 

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