Duche d'Uzes
Duche d'Uzes is a small appellation in the far western reaches of the France’s Rhone Valley, just west of the Côtes du Rhone. It was approved as an appellation in 2012, although vines have been planted here for almost 2000 years. Before the upgrade to an AOC wine, Duche d’Uzes was listed as a Vin de Pays.

This is a Mediterranean climate; warm temperatures assure fruit-dominant wines, while local maritime influence helps the wines have good levels of acidity. Soils are a mix of several types, including sandstone, marl and limestone.

The typical Rhone varieties are used here for reds, rosés and whites; Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, et al for the reds, Grenache principally for the rosés, and Viognier and Grenache Blanc for the whites. 55% of total production of the 700 acres planted is split between 55% red, 25% white and 20% rosé. (Wine/Appellations)