As its name implies, this is a superior wine of the Côtes du Rhône, its appellation dating from November 2, 1966. Villages on both sides of the Rhône benefit from this distinction, thanks to their soil and the quality of their production. The appellation is more demanding: a minimum strength of 12.5° with a maximum yield of 35 hl/ha. This wine is fine for drinking right away, and can be held for two to ten years. The taste is very spicy, round and flavorful with rich tannins.