Côtes du Rhône wines rebound in 2010

Côtes du Rhône wines rebound in 2010

Exports of AOC Côtes du Rhône wines returned to growth in both value and volume in calendar 2010, show figures obtained by just-drinks.

Exports rose by 12% in volume versus 2009, to 817,000 hectolitres, and by 7% in value to almost EUR305.5m (US$422.8m), trade body InterRhône told just-drinks today (10 march). Exports also surpassed 2008 levels in volume and value.

There was a significant recovery in shipments to the UK, the major export outlet for Côtes du Rhône, with volumes surging by 22% to 187,535hl. There was also strong demand from the US, with shipments increasing by 21.8% to 107,858hl.