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Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes (Municipality, Drôme, France)

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

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Presentation of Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes

The municipality of Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes (321 inhabitants, 831 ha), located a few kilometers south of Rousset-les-Vignes, is named after St. Pantaléon, Emperor Maximian's personal doctor, who was beheaded around 303.

Wine was already produced there in the Middle Ages: a document dated 1327 mentions that the inhabitants of Saint-Pantaléon paid a wine tithe to their lord. The village was built around a priory depending on the Cluny abbey, destroyed in the 14th century. Until the 18th century, Saint-Pantaléon was a hamlet depending on the Rousset. The epithet -les Vignes (the Vineyards) was added in 1918 to the name of the municipality.
Saint-Pantaléon is one of the villages which were allowed in 1969 to add their name to the generic, local Côtes-du-Rhône name. The 39-ha vineyard is used to produce red and roséwine. The wine-growers have maintained the tradition of the ban des vendanges (proclamation of wine harvest). Decided by the youngest and the oldest wine-growers of the village, the date of wine harvest is validated by a member of the Municipal Council. The first municipal orders prescribing the date of wine harvest date back to 1840.

Ivan Sache, 20 May 2004

Municipal flag of Saint-Pantaléon-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 Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes is diagonally (ascending) dividedred-blue with a 12-ray yellow sun in canton and the name of the municipality written in white capital letters in the lower parts of the flag. Saint is abbreviated "ST". An hyphen is added below the "T". "PANTALEON" is written on the same line and with the same letters as the "S". "LES VIGNES" is written one line below with "LES" being of the same size as the "T" of "ST" and "VIGNES" of a size intermediate between "PANTALEON" and "LES".

Ivan Sache, 20 May 2004