Larmat’s Map of the Southern Côtes du Rhône Wine RegionSKU: 9415
Larmat’s Map of the Southern Côtes du Rhône Wine Region
Date of publication:
104.5 x 44.5 cm sheet size
Les vins de côtes du Rhône, Groupe Méridional
The map shows the southern part of the Côtes du Rhône wine region, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel. It was published in the third volume of Louis Larmat’s 'Atlas de la France Vinicole', the first national wine atlas, which covered the principal wine producing regions of France.
Larmat’s atlas was published with the sponsorship of the Comité National des appellations d'origine (CNAO), which was established in July 1935 as a collaborative effort between the French government and leading wine-makers – to restore the industry's fortunes in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Although the concept of AOC (appellation d'origine contrôlée) is earlier, the CNAO instigated the process of applying it systematically to wine-making. ’Terroir’ was now of tremendous importance, and this is what Larmat set out to record and publicise in his maps.
Condition & Materials
Lithographed map, sheet size 104.5 x 44.5 cm, printed in colours by the Dorel firm (Les Procédés Dorel), blank verso.