The Vinsobres AOC
production area covers about 1,000 hectares over 7 km of hillsides, exclusively in the commune of Vinsobres in the Drôme département. The Vinsobres
terroir lies on soils of stony marl and sandy marl on the hillsides and stony quaternary alluvial deposits on the terraces, and enjoys a Mediterranean climate, protected from the Mistral wind and alpine influences by the nearby hills.
Historically, the Vinsobres wine producing area was rather modest in size (484 hectares in 1956). After the 1956 frost, the vineyards replaced the olive groves and expanded considerably to reach their current 1,000 hectares. Vinsobres was classified Côtes-du-Rhône in 1937, Côtes-du-Rhône Vinsobres (for the three colours) in 1957, and then, in 1966, it became one of the first Côtes-du-Rhône Villages. Vinsobres obtained AOC status for its red wine in 2005. The appellation’s potential production area is restricted to about 450 hectares. Vinsobres are blended wines, with Grenache and Syrah as their two major varieties. The quality of the Vinsobres produced by Perrin & Fils is particularly worthy of note.
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