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AOP Cotes du Rhone Village Puyméras

The appellation Cotes du Rhone Village Puymeras was born in 2005. 
It covers certain parcels in 5 communes, Mérindol-les-Oliviers and Mollans-sur-Ouvèze in Drôme and Faucon, Puyméras and Saint-Romain-en-Viennois in Vaucluse. 
Before 2005 wines from these parcels were Cotes du Rhone Village.

The appellation includes only red wines
The rules for use of grapes are answering to those of all Cotes du Rhone Village  appellations. In the vineyards of a single property the percentage of the three main grape varieties are
Grenache must count for at least 50%.
Syrah and Mourvedre together must count for at least 20%.
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre together must count for at least 80%.

Area and production 2003-2013

Vintage 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Hectares 129 106 113 120 127
Hectolitre 4639 3931 4328 4705 4885
Source: http://www.syndicat-cotesdurhone.com

The five communes

Commune Inhabitants Area - km2 Altitude
Mérindol-les-Oliviers 214 (2006) 9,2 266-782 m
Mollans-sur-Ouvèze 1051 (2009) 19,9 252-1007 m
Faucon 416 (2010) 8,7 236-459 m
Puyméras 648 (2010) 15,0 275-846 m
Saint-Romain-en-Viennois 856 (2010) 9,0 219-442 m

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Mollans-sur-Ouvèze

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Update 16-03-2014