🇫🇷FRANCELanguedoc


LANGUEDOC IS   AOC.- 36    IGP. 14      @Montpellier

  • BLANC= Armon Blanc, Bourboulenc, Carignan Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Clairette, Coloumbard, Gewurtztraminer, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Gros Manseng, Maccabeu, Marsanne, Marselan, Mauzac, Muscat Blanc Petits Grain, Muscat Alexandria, Petit Manseng, Picpoul, Pinot Gri, Rolle AKA=Vermentino, Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Terret Blanc
    • International Albarino, Viognier
  • ROUGE= Carignan 25%, Syrah(15%), Armon Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Carmenere, Cinsaut, Cot AKA=Malbec, Gamay, Grenache Noir, Llandoner Pelut, Merlot, Mondeuse, Morrastel, Mourvedre, Picpoul Noir, Terret Noir

GEOGRAPHY France(South-East), REGION-Languedoc, LATITUDE: 43.6° N

  • BORDERS-Spain(South), Mediterranean Sea(West), Massif Central(North)
  • BETWEEN-Nimes to Spain Border
  • DEPARTMENTS-(5)-Lozere, Gard, Herault, Aude, Pyrenees-Orientales
  • Sub-Zones/ AOC.’s- Cabardes AOC., Cabrieres AOC., Clairette Du Languedoc AOC.
    • La Clape AOC., Corbieres AOC., Faugeres AOC., Ftiou AOC., Gres De Montpellier AOC., Languedoc AOC., Limoux AOC., Malepere AOC., Mejanelle AOC., Minervois AOC., Montpeyroux AOC., Muscat De Frontignan AOC., Muscat De Lunel AOC., Muscat De Mireval AOC., Pezenas AOC., Picpoul De Pinet AOC., Pic-Saint-Loup AOC., St.-Chinian AOC., St.-Christol AOC., St.-Drezery AOC., St.-Georges-D’Orques AOC., St.-Saturin AOC., Sommires AOC.,Terrasses Du Larzac AOC., Quatourze AOC.

TOPOGRAPHY FEATURES- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, ON PLAIN/ Coastal

  • On~Coast/ Gulf of Lion/ Mediterranean~Sea~
  • SLOPES/  Pyrenees(Corbiers Massif), Cevennes, Black, Roussillon Mountains

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial

  • Limestone, Schist, Sandstone, Granite, Galets Roules

CLIMATE Mediterranean, With Continental, Influences Inland

  • +WINDS/ Le Mistral, Tramontane, Marin(Humid Sea Wind), Cer(Dry North-Westerly)
  • *Summers– Warm, Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE

  • VITICULTURAL ADVANTAGE…Hotter, Drier Climate
    • Tramontane Wind Provide a Region In Which Organic Grape Production and Biodiversity is Easier.

VINICULTURE

  • Vin De Liqueur  +FORTIFIED/ Before Fermentation With Local Grape Spirit.
  • Vin Doux Naturel- +FORTIFIED/ During Fermentation With Local Grape Spirit.

HISTORY 2,500 Year of Grape Culture

  • 500 BC. @Roussillon Romans Planted First Organized Grapes/ Vineyards.
  • 1200’s @France Languedoc Region Has Belonged to France.
  • 1659 @Roussillon Was Part of Spain Until the Treaty of the Pyrenees.
  • 1970’s @Roussillon/ LanguedocWine Lake, Bulk Wine Surplus That Plagued the Industry.
  • 1980’s @Roussillon/ LanguedocVine Pull Scheme
    • Instituted In Languedoc-Roussillon In the Late 80’s and Early 90’s. Government Gave Substantial Financial Benefits to Induce Growers to Abandon Viticulture In an Effort to Drain Frances Wine Lake.

CULTURE

  • GASTRONOMY… Mussels, Anchovies, Snails, Wild Boar, Honey
    • CHEESE...

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LANGUEDOC AOC.     @Montpellier

  • WHITE=   |   RED= **Refer to AOC.’s For Grape Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, @Hw.#E15
    • Multi-Appellation(14)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean, With Continental Influence
    • +WIND/ Marin(Humid Sea Wind), Cer(Dry North-Westerly)
  • VITICULTURE- 15,000ha. Planted
    • Garrique- General Term For Distinctive Vegetation On Low-Lying Landscape of the Languedoc-Roussillon Area. Garrique is Characterized by Brushy/ Scrubland Consisting of Juniper, Thyme, Rosemary and Lavender Growing Predominantly On Limestone Soils and is Considered to Be Part of the Terrior.
  • VINICULTURE- Wines In Coteaux du Languedoc are Said to Posses Salinity
    • Estate/ Producers-(Not Located With In Demarcated Sub-Zone) Aigues Belles, Foncalieu, Gayda, Grange des Peres(15ha.), Les Jamelles, La Jasse, Lascaux, Paul Mas, Saint Ferreol, Saint Rose
  • CULTURE-
    • ACADEMIC~ ~Institut National de Montpellier~   @Montpellier

TERRASSES Du LARZAC AOC.      @Cevennes

  • ROUGE= Carignan, Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah,
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, @Hw.#A75/ A750
    • In Languedoc AOC.(North-East), Non-Contiguous(4)
    • CITIES-Clermont-L’Herault, Ganges, Gignac, Lodeve
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ TerracesOn~Hérault~River~
    • SLOPES/ Causse du Larzaz, +Alt. 120mt.- 400mt.
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean, +Diurnal Shifts
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Ruffe(Clay), Pebbles, Shingle, Silt, Clay
  • VITICULTURE- 568haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Capion, Co.-Op’s(5), Clos Aguilem, Clos du Prieur, Frederic Portalie, Marie et Frederic Chauffray, Mas des Brousses, Mas Cal Demoura, Mas Haut-Buis, Mas Julien, Mas des Quernas, Montcalmes, La Petra en Damaisela, Sauvageonne

CLAIRETTE Du LANGUEDOC AOC.      @Montpellier

  • BLANC= Clairette
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, In Languedoc AOC./ Terrasses du Larzac AOC.
    • VILLAGES-Adissan, Aspiran, Cabrieres, Ceyras, Fontes, Le Bosc, Lieuran- Cabrieres, Nizas, Paulhan, Peret, Saint-Andre-de-Sagonis
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~
  • VITICULTURE- 90haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Vin De Liqueur,  Rancio
    • Estate/ Producers- Adissan & Cabrieres(Co.-Op.), Condamine Bertrand, La Croix Chaptal, Paul Mas

SAINT-SATURIN AOC.     @St. Saturnin

  • BLANC= ?
  • ROUGE= Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc
    • In Languedoc AOC./ Terrasses du Larzac AOC.BORDERS-Montpellier(East)
    • VILLAGES-Guiraud, Jonquière, Arboras, Saint-Saturin de Lucian
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt. ?
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Schist
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- D’Archimbaud, Cave des Vignerons, Crouzet, St. Saturnin(C0.-Op.)

MONTPEYROUX AOC.     @Montpeyroux

  • BLANC= ?   |    ROUGE= Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENTS-Herault
    • In Languedoc AOC./ In Terrasses du Larzac AOC., BORDERS-Montpellier(West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Montagne Noire, +Alt. 350mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Schist
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Alain Chabanon, D’Aupilhac(24ha.), Lynch-Suquet, Puech Auger

PIC-SANIT-LOUP AOC.     @Pic-Saint-Loup

  • BLANC= Grenache Gris
  • ROUGE= Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsaut, Counoise, Morrastel
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENTS-Herault
    • In Languedoc AOC., West of Sommieres AOC., @Hw.#D1/ #D17/ #D45
    • COMMUNES-(12)-Brouzet-les-Quissac, Claret, Corconne, Cazevieille, Fontanes, Lauret, Les Matelles, St.-Jean-de-Cuculles, St. Mathieu-de-Treviers, Vacquieres, Valflaunes
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Combe Fambetou)
    • SLOPES/ Pic Saint-Loup Mountains/ de l’Hortus, +Alt. 100mt.- 300mt.
    • On~Coast/Mediterranean~Sea~(Near/ 30km.)
    • ON FAULT LINE/
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
    • 2 Limestone Outcropping/ Cliffs, Marl, Glacial Gravel, Clay
    • Eclats– Glacially Shattered Limestone Shards
  • VITICULTURE- 4,000ha./ 1,300haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Rose
    • Estate/ Producers- Auberge du Cedre, Bergerie du Capucin(15ha.), Caussarelle, Cazeneuve, Christophe Peyrus, Clos Marie, Coste-Ubesse, Ermitage du Pic St-Loup, Fontanes, Haut Lirou(105ha.), Inebriati, Jean Orliac/ Domaine de l’Hortus, Lancyre(85ha.), Lascaux, Mas Bruguiere(10ha.), Mas Pages, Mas Peyrolle, Mathieu-de-Treviers(Co.-Op.), Mirabel, Pegaline(5ha.), Perriere, Puech, Rang, La Roque, Valflauns
    • Vineyards- Clapassous, La Soulane(1.5ha.)

SOMMIERES AOC.     @Sommieres

  • BLANC=  ?
  • ROUGE= Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENTS-Herault
    • In Languedoc AOC.(North-East), East of Pic-Saint-Loup AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Hilly/ Plateau SLOPES/ Massif Central, Cevennes, +Alt. ? mt.
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Mas des Cabres, L’Escattes, Monte-Mas Granier, Serres Cabanis

GRES De MONTPELLIER AOC.     @Gres Montpellier

  • ROUGE= Mourvedre(+70%) Grenache(+20%), Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENTS-Herault
    • In Languedoc AOC.(South-East), COMMUNES-(46)-
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rollong/ Hilly
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Flaugergues, Mas du Lunes, Mas du Novi, Silène
  • CULTURE- Monks & Monasteries ~Abbaye de Valmagne~

SAINT-DREZERY AOC.      @Saint-Drezery

  • BLANC= ?
  • ROUGE= Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENTS-Herault
    • In Languedoc AOC.,/ In Gres de Montpellier AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~(Near/ 18km.)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Puech-Haut, Saint-Drezery(C0-Op.)

SAINT-CHRISTOL AOC.     @Saint-Christol

  • BLANC=   ?
  • ROUGE= Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENTS-Herault
    • In Languedoc AOC./ In Gres de Montpellier AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Hilly, On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~(Near/ 18km.)
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- La Coste Moynier, Clavel, Guinand, St.-Christol(Co-Op.), St. Sophie

SAINT-GEORGES-D’ORQUES AOC.     @Saint-Georges

  • BLANC=  ?
  • ROUGE= Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– ?
    • In Languedoc AOC./ In Gres de Montpellier AOC.
    • VILLAGES-Juvignac, Laverne, Murvil-les-Montpellier, Pignan
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 50mt.- 200mt.
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Belles Pierres, L’Engarran, Guizard, Henry, La Prose

La CLAPE AOC.     @La Clape

  • BLANC= Bourboulenc 40%, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Maccabeu, Marsanne, Picpoul, Rolle, Roussanne, Terret Noir, Ugni Blanc, Vermentino, Viognier
  • ROUGE= Syrah(70%), Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– ?
    • In Languedoc AOC., (Laps)In Corbieres AOC.
    • VILLAGES-Armissan, Fleury-d’Aude, Salles-d’Aude, Vinassan
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hillyv, SLOPES/ Massif de la Clape, +Alt. 214mt.
    • On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~(Near/ 10km.), On~Aude~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Maritime Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 1,000haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- D’Angles, Gerard Bertrand, Marmorieres, La Negly, Rouquette Sur Mer

PICPOUL De PINET AOC.     @Pinet

  • BLANC=Picpoul Blanc
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– ?, @Hw.#A9
    • In Languedoc AOC., BETWEEN-Pezenas & Bassin de Thau Lagoon
    • CITIES-Castelnau de Guers, Florensac, Montagnac, Pinot, Pomerois
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling+Alt. ? mt.
    • On~Etangde Thau Lagoon/ Coast~Mediterranean~/ Herault~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- 1,500haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Cold/ Reductive Fermentation, Some Lees Contact, Blocked Malo.-Con.
    • Estate/ Producers- A Morin, Belardent, Cave de L’Ormarine, Domitia Jean-Luc Colombo, Famille Morin, Felines Jourdan, Font-Mars, Lauriers, Moulin de Gassac, Montredon, Petit Roubie, Roquemoliere, SO Vignerons, St.-Peyre
  • CULTURE- BOTTLE SHAPES~  ~Neptune~ Tall Slender/ Green

QUATOURZE AOC.     @Quatourze

  • BLANC=  ?
  • ROUGE= Carignan, Cinsaut, Granace, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– ?
    • In Languedoc AOC., South of Narbone-City(    km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ RollingOn~Etangde Thau Lagoon/ Coast~Mediterranean~
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Notre-Dame du Quatourze

PEZENAS AOC.      @Pezenas

  • BLANC=  ?
  • ROUGE= Carignan, Cinsault, Granace, Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– ?
    • In Languedoc AOC., BORDERS-Faugeres AOC.(North-West)
    • COMMUNES-Adissan, Aspiran, Caux, Fontes, Fouzilhon, Gabian, Lieuran- Cabriere, Montesquieu, Neffies, Nizas, Paulhan, Peret, Pezenas, Routan, Vailhan
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, SLOPES/ Montagne Noire, +Alt. 50mt.- 300mt.
    • On~Herault~River~,  On~Etangde Thau Lagoon/ Coast~Mediterranean~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Schist, Villafranchien Gravel, Volcanic, Basalt
    • Sedimentary, Sandstone, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- 1,500ha./ 156haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Aurelles, Condamine Bertrand, Le Conte Floris, Jean-Claude Mas, Magellan, Monplezy, Nizas, Paul Mas, Prieure St. Jean de Bebian, St.-Martin de la Garrigue
    • Vineyards- St. Hilaire

CABRIERES AOC.     @Cabrieres

  • BLANC= Clairette
  • ROUGE= Carignan, Cinsaut, Grenache, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Gard
    • In Languedoc AOC., In Pezenas AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Montagne Noire, +Alt. ?, On~Herault~River~
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Cave de Cabrieres, Chateau de Cabrieres, Deux Rocs

MEJANELLE AOC.       @Mejanelle

  • BLANC= ?            |   ROUGE= Carignan, Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah,
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REIGON-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– ?
    • In Languedoc AOC., COMMUNES-Castelnau-le-Lez, Mauguio, Saint-Aunes
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean, INFLUENCE/ Coast/ Etang de L’Or Lagoon(Near/ 8km.)
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Clavel, Flaugergues

MUSCAT De LUNEL AOC.      @Lunel

  • BLANC= Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Vin Doux Naturel(Fortified During Fermentation With ?)
    • Estate/ Producers- Grès Saint Paul, Lascoste, Tour de Farges

MUSCAT De MIREVAL AOC.     @Mireval

  • BLANC= Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
    • South-West of Montpellier-City(    km.)
    • BORDERS-Muscat de Frontignan AOC.(South-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ HillyOn~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~(Near/   km.)
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Vin Doux Naturel(Fortified During Fermentation With ?)
    • Estate/ Producers- Mas de Daumas Gassac, De La Chapelle, Exindre, Mas Neuf

MUSCAT De FRONTIGNAN AOC.      @Frontigan

  • BLANC= Muscat Dore de Frontignan
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
    • South-West of Montpellier-City(    km.)
    • BORDERS-Muscat de Mireval AOC.(North-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ HillyOn~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE-  800 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Vin Doux Naturel or Vin De Liqueur,  15%- 18% ABV.
    • Estate/ Producers- Cave des Vignerons de Frontignan(Co.-Op.), Mas Rouge, Peyrade, Stony

FAUGERES AOC.     @Faugeres

  • BLANC= Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Rousanne, Rolle
  • ROUGE= Carignan(-40%), Cinsaut(-20%), Grenache, Mourvèdre, Lladoner Pelut
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
    • BORDERS-Pezenas AOC.(East), VILLAGES-(7)-
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Cevennes-Espinouse Ranges, +Alt. ?
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- 2,000haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Eau de Vie de Faugeres
    • Estate/ Producers- Cebene, Chenaie, Estanilles, Jean-Michel Alquier, Leon Barral(Nat.Pro.), La Liquiere, Mas d’Altzon, Mas Gabinele, Olivier-Traillefer, Trinites

ST.-CHINIAN AOC.     @St.-Chinian

  • BLANC= Bourboulenc, Carignan Blanc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Macabeau, Marsanne, Roussannne, Terret, Vermentino, Viognier
  • ROUGE= Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Lladoner Pelut, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
    • VILLAGES-(20)-, BORDERS-Faugeres AOC.(North-East), Multi-Appellation
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central/ Espinouse Mountains, +Alt. 100mt.- 200mt.
    • On~Coast/ Mediteranean~Sea~(Near/ 30km.), On~Vernazobres/ Orb~Rivers~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, North Schist, South Clay, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- 3,300haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Estate/ Producers- Bagatelle, Borie la Vitarele, Cave de Roquebrun, La Madura, Mas Champart, Milhau-Lacugue, Rimbert(Nat.Pro.), Viranel
  • ST.-CHINIAN BERLOU AOC.     @Berlou
    • BLANC=  ?
    • ROUGE= Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
    • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
      • In St.-Chinian AOC., West of Roquebrun-City( 6 km.)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Hilly, SLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt. 200mt.
    • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers- Albieres, Cambis, Cave de Berlou, Rimbert, Terre de Loups
  • ST.-CHINIAN ROQUEBRUN AOC.      @Roquebrun
    • BLANC=  ?
    • ROUGE= Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
    • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
      • In St.-Chinian AOC., East of Roquebrun-City( 6 km.)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, +Alt. 200mt., On~Orb~River~
    • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers- Cave de Roquebrun

MINERVOIS AOC.     @Minerve

  • BLANC= Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Macabeu, Marsanne, Muscat a Petits Grains, Roussanne, Vermentino
  • ROUGE= Syrah 40%, Aspiran, Carignan, Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Piquepoul, Terret
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault, Minervois AOC.
    • BORDERS-Cabardes AOC.(West), Multi-Appellation
    • Sub-Zones- Cotes Noires, La Clamoux, La Zone Centrale, La Causs, Les Serres
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Montagne Noir, +Alt.?
    • On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~(Near/40km.) On~Aude~River~
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tolot, Benjamin Darnault, Gravillas(8ha,), Hegarty Chamans, Massiac, Paraza, Peirre Cros

MINERVOIS La LIVINIERE AOC.     @Liviniere

  • BLANC=  ?
  • ROUGE= Carignan, Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
    • In Minervois AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Montagne Noir, +Alt. 220mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- 400haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Boris de Maurel, Cesseras, Clos Centeilles, Co.-Op’s(2), Gayda, Gerard Bertrand, Laville-Bertrou, L’Ostal, Maris(32ha.), la Rouviole, Ste-Eulalie
    • Vineyards– Clos d’Ora(9ha.)

ST.-JEAN De MINERVOIS AOC.     @Minerve

  • BLANC= Muscat Blanc a Petite Grains, Rose a Petits Grains
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
    • In Minervois AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. ?
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VINICULTURE- Vin Doux Naturel(Fortified During Fermentation With ?)
    • Estate/ Producers- Domaine Les Combes, Le Petit Domaine de Gimios(Nat.Pro.)

CABARDES AOC.     @Alzonne

  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cot, Cinsault, Fer, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– ?
    • BORDERS-Minervois AOC.(East), VILLAGES-(14)-
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Montagne Noire
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Mediterranean Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 470haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Cazaban, Lalande, Mas Ventenac, Pennautier

MALEPERE AOC.     @Montreal

  • BLANC= ?
  • ROUGE= Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsaut
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– ?
    • BORDERS-Cabardes AOC.(North), Limoux AOC.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers-

LIMOUX AOC.     @Limoux

  • BLANC= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Macabeu, Mauzac
  • ROUGE= Merlot(+45%-70%) Carignan, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– ?
    • BORDERS-Malepere AOC.(North), COMMUNES-(41)-
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, On~Aude~River~
    • SLOPES/ Pyrenees(Pyrenees/ Cevennes Mountains), +Alt. 200mt.- 450mt.
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Mediterranean Influence
    • Limoux Has 4 Distinct Climate Zones: Autan, Oceanique, Mediterraneen, Haute-Vallee
  • VITICULTURE- 1,800 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Baron’Arques, Begude, Bertrand Aigle Royal, Gauby, Gaure, Martinolles, Rives-Blanques
  • CULTURE- Monks & Monasteries  ~Abbey of Saint Hilaire~
  • CREMANT De LIMOUX AOC.        @Limoux
    • BLANC= Mauzac(-70%), Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc
    • ROUGE= Pinot Noir
    • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, In Minervois, Limoux
    • VITICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditionelle, +AGED/+1 yr./ 9 mo. On Lees
      • Estate/ Producers- Cuvee Royale, J. Laurens, M Cote Mas, Rives-Blanques, Roche Lacour, Toques et Clochers
    • HISTORY- 1531 First Sparkling Wine Was Produced by Accident In Limoux at Abbey.
  • BLANQUETTE De LIMOUX AOC.     @Limoux
    • BLANC= Mauzac AKA=Blanquette(+90%), Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc
    • VITICULTURE–  ? haPlanted
    • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditionelle +AGED/+9 mo.
      • Estate/ Producers- Antech, Rives-Blanques, Rosier, Saint-Hilaire, Sierra d’Arques,

BLANQUETTE METHODE ANCESTRALE AOC.      @Limoux

  • BLANC= Mauzac AKA=Blanquette(100%)
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Ancestrale (Grapes Are Pressed as Whole Bunches, Secondary Fermentation Isn’t Disgored, Leaving the Wines Slightly Cloudy, and Slightly Sweeter Than the Cremant Style)
    • Estate/ Producers-

CORBIERES AOC.     @Carcassonne, Narbonne

  • BLANC= Bourboulenc AKA=Malvoisie, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Macabeo, Marsanne, Muscat, Rolle AKA=Vermentino, Roussanne, Terret Blanc
  • ROUGE= Syrah 30%, Carignan 28%, Cinsault, Grenache, Lladoner Pelut, Mourvèdre, Picuepoul Noir, Terret Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Aude
    • BORDERS-Minervois AOC.(North)
    • Sub-Zones– Alaric, Cantrales, Haut, Mediterrannee
    • VILLAGES-Boutenac, Ferrals, Fraisse, Lagrasse, Lezgnan, Montseret, Peyiac-de-Mer, Ribaute, Villeseque
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Corbieres),  On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~
    • SLOPES/ Pyrénées Orientales Foothills/ Montagne d’Alaric, +Alt. 50mt.- 500mt.
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean, +WIND/ Marin(Humid Sea Wind), Cer(Dry North-Westerly)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Limestone, Clay, Sandstone, Shale
  • VITICULTURE- 10,400 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Varietal(Blanc/ Rouge), Rose
    • Estate/ Producers- Camplong, Clos de l’Anhel, Auriac, Aussieres(175ha.), Les Auzines, La Baronne(90ha.), Le Bouis, Cave d’Embres-et-Castelmaure(Co.-Op./ 440ha.), Cendrillon, Ciceron, C0-.Op.’s(23), Deux Cles(14ha.), Dom Fontsainte, Deux Clés, Maxime Magnon, Ollieux Romainis(60ha.), Sainte Croix(11ha.), Saint-Esteve(55ha.), Serres Mazard
  • HISTORY- 1985 @Corbieres AOC. Officially Established.
  • CULTURE- Monks & Monasteries ~Cistercian Abbey of Fontfroide~
  • CORBIERES BOUTENAC AOC.      @Boutenac
    • ROUGE= Carignan (30% to 50%), Grenache, Mourvèdre
    • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Aude
      • In Corbieres AOC.(North-Central)
      • VILLAGES-Lezignan-Corbieres, Fabrezan, Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue, Saint Laurent de la Cabrerisse, Ornaisons
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly”, On~(Between)~Nielle & Orbieu~Rivers~
      • Limestone Ridge, +Alt. 100mt.
    • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Sandstone, Shale
    • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
    • VITICULTURE- 1,500 haPlanted
    • VINICULTURE- Varietal(Rouge)
      • Estate/ Producers- Cellier Demoiselles, Champ des Murailles, Fabre Gasparets, Gerard Bertrand, Grand Moulin, Olieux Romanis, Palais
    • HISTORY- 2005 @Corbieres  AOC. Officially Established.

FITOU AOC.      @Fitou, Tuchan

  • ROUGE= Carignan, Grenache, Llandoner Pelut, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT– Aude
    • In Corbieres Boutenac AOC.
    • Sub-Zones- Fitou Montagneux          Fitou Maritime
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraces, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Bertrand-Berge(36ha.), Calvet, Darius, Francois Lurton, Jones, Mont Touch


Indication Geographique Protégée IGP. Languedoc

  • BIANC= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Languedoc.
  • ROUGE= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Languedoc.
  • VITICULTURE– Wine Produced In LANGUEDOC Non-Conforming to AOP.
    • IGP.’s Give Producers the Ability to Work Freely With Preferred Viticulture Methods, In a Less Regulatory Environment.

SAINT-GUILHEM-LE-DESERT IGP.     @

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
  • TOPOGRAPHY SLOPES/ Cevennes Mountains

SABLE De CAMARGUE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault, Gard
  • VINICULTURE- 

PAYS D’HERAULT IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
  • VINICULTURE- 
    • Estate/ Producers-  Grange des Peres(15ha.)

VICOMTE D’AUMELAS IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
  • TOPOGRAPHY-  SLOPES/ Aumelas Hills, On~Herault-River~

HAUTE VALLEE De L’ORB IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
    • Centered Around Valley of Orb River

COTES DE THAU IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-Herault
    • Shores of Etang de Thau Lagoon

COTES De THONGUE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-?
  • TOPOGRAPHY SLOPES/ Noire Mountains(South)

PAYS D’OC IGP.

  • BLANC=   |   ROUGE= 56 Premitted Grape Varieties
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc-Roussillon
    • DEPARTMENTS-Aude, Gard, Herault, Pyrenees-Orientales
  • VITICULTURE– 58 Grapes Approved For Use
    • Estate/ Producers- Condamine Bertrand, Engarran’s, Gayda, Marqius de Pennautier, Tholomies, Les Vignes de L’Arque

COTEAUX D’ENSERUNE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-?, South of Beziers

COTEAUX De BEZIERS IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-?
    • Near Beziers, Within Libron River Valley

COTEAUX De PEYRIAC IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-/
    • Area Simular to Minervois AOC.

COTE De CARCASSONNE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc
    • DEPARTMENT– Aude, Similar to Minervois & Corbieres AOC.

COTEAUX Du PONT Du GARD IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-?
    • Convergence of Languedoc, Rhone & Provence Regions

CEVENNES IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Languedoc, DEPARTMENT-?, On Coastal Plain



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