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AOC area in the northern section of the Rhone on the right bank, which is classified as Cru (top appellation). The name Celtic Origin means "burned or burned earth", which is analogous to appellation Côte Rôtie to the hot and dry climate refers. The red wine from this area has an ancient history. According to legend, a lover is said to be an emperor Charlemagne (1638-1715). Cornas was already popular at the French royal court in the 10th century and its excellent reputation was comparable to that in the 19th century Châteauneuf-du-Pape,
The vineyards cover around 125 hectares of vines in the municipality of Cornas in the department Ardèche north of the city of Valence. The terraced, very steep slopes are made of granite and limestone. The vineyards are among the steepest vineyards in Europe. The eleven streams that flow through the area mostly mark the boundaries of the locations. These are from north to south Les Arlettes, Le Coulet, Les Eygas, Jouvet, St. Pierre, Peupliers, Chaillot, Pied la Vigne, Reynards (with individual layers Tezier, La Geynale and La Côte), Les Mazards, Sauman, Champelrose, La Legre, Sabarotte, Les Saveaux, Les Cotes, Patou and Combe.
The extremely durable, only after a long time bottle agingtasting notes Red wine will unmixed from the variety Syrah vinified. Wines that do not comply with the appellation regulations are classified under AOC Cotes du Rhone marketed. Well-known producers are Thierry Allemand, Franck Balthazar, Auguste Clape, Pierre-Marie Clape, Jean-Luc Colombo, Courbis, Delas, Eric et Joel Durand, Dumien-Serrette, Jaboulet-Aîné, Marcel Juge, Jacques Lemenicier, Jean Lionnet, Tardieu-Laurent, Vincent Paris, Noël Verset and Alan Voge.