Grape varieties/Climate


An outstanding wine, Côte-Rôtie is the only appellation in the northern Côtes du Rhône to be allowed to add Viognier to Syrah.

Côte-Rôtie wines are therefore made up of Syrah (minimum 80 %, maximum 100%) and are supplemented (or not) with Viognier (minimum 0%- maximum 20%).

Syrah, the king of the northern Côtes du Rhône grape varieties, is a red grape which makes quality wines that are very colourful and rich in tannins.

Viognier, a white grape, is also a local grape variety. In Côte-Rôtie, it adds finesse and aroma to the Syrah.

To find out more about the Syrah grape variety

To find out more about the Viognier grape variety



The appellation displays the characteristics of the temperate climate known as "Lyonnais" : temperate winters, warm summers and relatively regular rainfall. The prevailing winds are from the North and South.

To find out more about the Climate


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