Standing Out From Others

The AOC Côtes-du-Roussillon ranges from Albères to the Corbières massif, in 118 towns in the Pyrénées Orientales (58 square kilometers) in Roussillon wine region, Southern France. It produces around 17,000,000 liters of wines (approximately 80% red wines, 16% rosé wines, and 4% white wines) each year. Three rivers cross it (Agly, Tet, and Tech), the relief of this territory is composed of terraces and hills.

Nurturing The Vines

This AOC’s soils are composed of granite, gneiss, brown and black shales, clay-limestone, clay-sandy molasses, and stony terraces. The Mediterranean climate present in the region is an ideal climate for the development of the vine. Red wines account for 80% of production. AOC Côtes-du-Roussillon wines must come from the blend of at least 3 of the following grapes: Carignan, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre.

Relish Unique Wines

The Côtes-du-Roussillon red wines are fleshy, fruity, and spicy. The rosé wines are with fresh aromas of red berries and floral scents. The Côtes-du-Roussillon white wines are more refined and delicate with the smell of citrus and white-fleshed fruits and floral scents.

 


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A part of the important features of Côtes du Roussillon appellation for dry red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Granite, gneiss, brown and black shale, clay-limestone, clay-sandy molasses, and stony terraces.
  • Taste: Powerful and complex.
  • Wine color: Red.
  • Aromas: Fleshy, fruity, and spicy.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 12 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of the important features of Côtes du Roussillon appellation for white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Granite, gneiss, brown and black shale, clay-limestone, clay-sandy molasses, and stony terraces.
  • Taste: Fine.
  • Wine color: White.
  • Aromas: citrus and white-fleshed fruits, also with floral scents.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 3 years.
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 12° C

 

A part of the important features of Côtes du Roussillon appellation for rose wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Granite, gneiss, brown and black shale, clay-limestone, clay-sandy molasses, and stony terraces.
  • Taste: Light.
  • Wine color: Rose.
  • Aromas: Red berries and floral scents.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 6 years.
  • Serving temperature: 9 to 11° C

Discover Wine Tastings and Tours in Côtes du Roussillon


 

Region Highlights

Surface: About 58 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Côtes du Roussillon
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache Blanc, Macabeu, Marsanne, Roussanne and Rolle (aka Vermentino).
Types of Wines: White Wine, Rose Wine, Red Wine

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Selected wineries in Côtes du Roussillon

Château Montana
Château Montana, the composition of the bandmaster Patrick Saurel.
Domaine de la Perdrix
A family vineyard since 1820 in the Pyrénées
Domaine Deprade Jorda
Savour the taste of the deprade jorda wines.
Domaine Sol Payré
Exceptional terroirs between Perpignan and Collioure.

Wine tastings & tours in Côtes du Roussillon

Wine tasting and tour at Château Montana
Discover the tools and techniques used in the past at Château Montana
Wine tasting and tour at Domaine de la Perdrix
Enjoy a wine tasting and a tour in the tipical terroir of Languedoc-Roussillon at Domaine de la Perdrix
Wine tasting and tour at Domaine Deprade Jorda
Have a wine tasting assorted with local food and take the time for a tour at Domaine Deprade Jorda
Wine tasting and tour at Domaine Sol Payré
Enjoy a wine tasting in the fascinating vineyard of Languedoc-Roussillon.