Below are grape varieties that conform to AOP Cassis classification. Varieties identified in black are red (also called “black”) grapes and those in green are white grapes.

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 « Cassis » | |||

Red | Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre | Barbaroux, Carignan, Terret Noir | The proportion of the principal varietals must be greater than or equal to 70% of the total.
The proportion of Terret Noir must be less than or equal to 5 % of the total. |

Rosé | Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre | Barbaroux, Bourboulenc (locally called Doucillon Blanc), Carignan, Clairette, Marsanne, Pascal, Sauvignon Blanc, Terret Noir, Ugni Blanc |
The proportion of the principal varietals must be greater than or equal to 70% of the total.
The total proportion of the combined varietals of Bourboulenc, Clairette, Marsanne, Pascal, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc must be less than or equal to 20% of the total. The proportion of Terret Noir must be less than or equal to 5 % of the total. |

White | Clairette, Marsanne | Bourboulenc (locally called Doucillon Blanc), Pascal, Sauvignon Blanc, Terret Blanc, Ugni Blanc |
The proportion of the principal varietals must be greater than or equal to 60% of the total.
The proportion of Marsanne must be between 30 % and 80 % of the total. The proportion of Terret Blanc must be less than or equal to 5 % of the total. |

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