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Rousset-les-Vignes (Municipality, Drôme, France)

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Flag of Rousset-les-Vignes - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 20 May 2004

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Presentation of Rousset-les-Vignes

The municipality of Rousset-les-Vignes (289 inhabitants in 2007, 1,545 ha) is a typical Provencal village, located on a hill below the mountain of Lance. A castrum (fortified camp) called Rosseuf existed there in 1214. The village developed in the 10th century near a priory depending on the Cluny abbey.

The main activity of Rousset-les-Vignes (lit., the Vineyards) is wine-growing, already listed on a cadastral map from the 15th century. The suitability of the different land pieces for wine production is also written on the map, which is fairly unusual for that time.
Rousset is one of the villages which were allowed in 1969 to add their name to the generic, local Côtes-du-Rhône name. The 33-ha vineyard is used to produce red wine only.

Ivan Sache, 20 May 2004

Flag of Rousset-les-Vignes

In 1960, Rousset and Saint-Pantaléon opened a joint cellar called Cave de Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes (website). The cellar has 220 members and a yearly production of 45,000 hl.
The flags of the two municipalities are flown in front of the cellar.

The flag of Rousset-les-Vignes is diagonally (ascending) divided white-blue. The municipal arms are placed in canton whereas the name of the municipality is written in white capital letters in lower fly. There is a 12-ray yellow sun overlapping the white and blue fields in upper fly.

The coat of arms of Rousset-les-Vignes is "Gules a chevron or three Greek crosses or of the same, in chief azure a sun or".
A red scroll fimbriated yellow is placed below the shield and bears the motto Tant qu'il luira (As long as it shines) in white capital letters.

Ivan Sache, 20 May 2004