du Rhone Village Signargues
You will not find a village or at least a
"hameau" named Sinargues. It's a plateau situated between four
communes, Domazan, Estézargues, Rochefort-du-Gard and Saze.
The potiential area of the appellationen is 600 ha.
It's the most southern appellation in Cotes du Rhone.
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Until 2005 the appellation for these four communes was Cotes du Rhone
Village, but since 2005 the name of the wines from selected
parcels may add the name Signargues. Only red wines are included in the
The rules for the use of grapes, le
encépagement, is like other Village-appellations: At least 50% Grenache,
At least 20% Syrah or Mourvedre and not more than 20% of other varieties.
In the four communes you'll find two cooperatives Vigneron
d'Estézargues in Estézargues
and in Rochefort-du-Gard Les
Vignerons du Castelas.
Domazan is a small commune but most of the producers here have for many
years had their own cellar and make their own wines to sell in bottles or
i tank to a negociant.
The mainpart of the producers in the appellation vinifying their
grapes sell a part of the production in tank depending of their
possibilty to sell the bottled wines themself. It has not been an
easy task to make the wines from the appellation known well by the
As you can see of the ciffres below there are some differences
between the declared number of hectares in the vintages. It might
depends of of coise between declaring Signargues or Cotes du
area and yield 2013-2017
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Christophe Tassan sommelier:
"High stony plateaux, stretches
of river-smoothed pebbles… Signargues provides a generous terroir
whose wines are subtly underscored by a strong, gentle balance"