Gifted Four Villages
The AOC Côtes-du-Roussillon-Villages comes from 32 municipalities located in the valley of Agly. This appellation covers 22.50 square kilometers and differs from the Côtes-du-Roussillon by constraints related to yield (4500 liters/hectares instead of 5000 liters/hectares).
The vineyards produce about 3,400,000 liters of wines each year. It is located at an altitude of between 100 and 400 meters above sea level in southern France’s Roussillon wine region. The distance from the sea and the altitude slightly mitigate the typical Mediterranean climate of Roussillon. These wines come from the soils of gneiss, schists, granites, or limestones.
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The Côtes-du-Roussillon-Villages must come from the blend of at least 3 of the following grape varieties: Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan. In addition to this appellation, 4 other appellations designating communal specificities: Côtes-du-Roussillon-Villages-Caramany, Côtes-du-Roussillon-Villages-Latour-de-France, Côtes-du-Roussillon-Villages-Lesquerde and Côtes -du-Roussillon-Villages Tautavel. They are red wines (exclusively) of character, powerful and complex, whose aging is beneficial.
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A part of the important features of Côtes du Roussillon-Villages appellation for dry red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Gneiss, schist, granite, or limestone.
- Taste: Powerful and complex.
- Wine color: Red.
- Aromas: Notes of prune, leather, and scrubland, with licorice accents.
- Aging potential: 2 – 15 years.
- Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C
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