Below are grape varieties that conform to AOP Palette classification. Varieties identified in black are red (also called “black”) grapes and those in green are white grapes. Other colors (e.g. rose and grey) are identified in the text.

The proportion by grape variety (specified below) refers to the percentage of the total area of the vineyard that must to be planted with a specific variety (referred to as *encépagement*). Some AOP/AOC regulations will also specify a proportion of the blend (referred to as *assemblage*) for a given color of wine in order to be classified as an AOP/AOC wine.

COLOR OF WINE | PRINCIPAL VARIETIES | SECONDARY VARIETIES | NOTES: |
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AOP « Palette » | |||

Red | Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre | Brun Fourca, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Castet, Durif, Muscat à Petits Grains, Muscat de Hambourg, Petit Brun, Syrah, Téoulier, Terret Gris, Tibouren |
The proportion of the principal varietals must be greater than or equal to 50 % of the total.
The proportion of any one principal varietal must be less than or equal to 80 % of the total. The proportion of Mourvèdre must be greater than or equal to 10 % of the total. |

Rosé | Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah | Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Tibouren | The proportion of the principal varietals must be greater than or equal to 50 % of the total.
The proportion of any one principal varietal must be less than or equal to 80 % of the total. The proportion of Mourvèdre must be greater than or equal to 10 % of the total. The rosé blend may include the varietals defined for Whites below if proportion is less than or equal to 15% of the total. |

White | Araignan (Picardan), Bourboulenc, Clairette, Clairette Rose |
Aragnan, Colombaud, Furmint, Grenache Blanc, Muscat à Petits Grains, Panse Muscade, Panse du Roy René, Pascal, Piquepoul Blanc, Terret gris (terret bourret), Ugni Blanc, Ugni Rosé | The proportion of the principal varietals must be greater than or equal to 55 % of the total.
The proportion of Terret Gris is less than or equal to 20 % of the total. |

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