Below are grape varieties that conform to AOP Vacqueyras 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 « Vacqueyras » | |||

Red |
Grenache |
Complementary Varieties: Mourvèdre, Syrah
Accessory Varities: Bourboulenc, Brun Argenté (locally called Camarèse or Vaccarèse), Carignan, Cinsaut, Clairette, Clairette Rose, Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne, Muscardin, Picardan, Piquepoul Noir, Piquepoul Gris, Piquepoul Noir, Roussanne, Terret Noir, Viognier |
The proportion of the combination of principal and complementary varieties must be greater than or equal to 90% 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 the combination of mourvèdre and Syrah must be greater than or equal to 20% of the total of all varieties. The proportion of the combination of the accessory varieties must be less than or equal to 10% of the total of all varieties. The proportion of the combination of the white varieties must be less than or equal to 5% of the total of all varieties. |

Rosé | Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah | Bourboulenc, Brun Argenté (locally called Camarèse or Vaccarèse), Carignan, Clairette, Clairette Rose, Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne, Muscardin, Piquepoul Noir, Roussanne, Terret Noir, Viognier | Each of the principal varieties cannot represent more than 80% of the total of all varieties.
The proportion of all the accessory varieties must be less than or equal to 10% of the total of all varieties. |

White | Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier |
N/A | Each of the varieties cannot represent more than 80% of the total of all varieties. |

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