Visan is a patchwork of terroirs that enable local grape varieties to fully express themselves.
Its history is marked by the papacy that took over the village, making Visan and its produce papal property in 1344. This governance greatly aided the development of the vineyard, as well as the creation of the Confrérie des vignerons de Visan (brotherhood of winegrowers of Visan), which was the first in the region and one of the first in France. The Cave Coopérative de Visan also played a central role in building the appellation’s reputation: In 1966, it recognised all three colours (red, white and rosé) of the vineyard as a Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC.
This appellation offers subtle, elegant red wines, with aromas of red fruits, spices and mineral notes. The Côtes du Rhône Villages whites, on the other hand, are characterised by aromas of citrus and fresh fruits, as well as white flowers. Last, but certainly not least, the rosés are floral, fruity wines with subtle notes of pepper.