Below are grape varieties that conform to AOP Beaumes de Venise 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:|
|AOP « Beaumes de Venise »|
|Red||Grenache||Complementary Varieties: Syrah
Accessory Varieties: Bourboulenc, Brun Argenté (locally called Camarèse or Vaccarèse), Carignan, Cinsaut, Clairette, Clairette Rose, Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne, Mourvèdre, Muscardin, Piquepoul Blanc, Piquepoul Noir, Roussanne, Terret Noir, Ugni Blanc, Viognier
|The proportion of the combination of principal and complementary varieties must be greater than or equal to 80% of the total of all varieties.
The proportion of Grenache must be greater than or equal to 50% of the total of all varieties.
The proportion of Syrah must be between 25% to 50% of the total of all varieties.
The proportion of white varieties must be less than or equal to 10% of the total of all varieties.
The assemblage (blend) must be made with a majority of Grenache and Syrah grape varieties.
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