Traditional and Pride

The AOC Fitou is located in the southern extension of that of Corbières. Between Narbonne and Perpignan. The vineyards are divided into two distinct areas: one at the edge of the pond Leucate and Fitou, on small hills overlooking the castle of the same name. The other in the hinterland, in the middle of the Corbières around the basin of Tuchan-Paziols and the town of Villeneuve des Corbières, is 20 kilometers from the first zone, in Languedoc-Roussillon wine area, Southern France.

Shaly and Argilocalcareous Soils

This appellation covers an aggregate area of ​​26 square kilometers and produces around 9,300,000 liters of wines each year, averagely. The two implantation sectors are so far apart that they do not benefit from the same climatic conditions. The first has a Mediterranean climate with, on the coast, a low rainfall partially offset by the humidity of the air due to the proximity of the sea. The vineyards located in the hinterland are isolated from the sea ​​by a rocky barrier, therefore drier. The tramontane sweeps the soils composed alternately of clay, limestone, and shale by cleaning up the vineyards.

Roussillon’s Most Distinctive Wines

The grape variety of this AOC is centered around Carignan (also called hardwood), and Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre can be used in addition. The blend of these grape varieties and the specific terroirs characterize the AOC Fitou by rugged and wild wines. The vinification is carried out traditionally and followed by aging in oak barrels that can last several years. These wines have scents of spices, scrubland, ripe or candied fruits on a background of wilder notes of venison or leather, especially if breeding is long.


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A part of the important features of Fitou appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Shale, clay, limestone.
  • Taste: Elegant.
  • Wine color: Red and a dark ruby cherry color.
  • Aromas: Spices, scrub-land, ripe or candied fruits on a background of wilder notes of venison or leather.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 20 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: About 26 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Fitou
Grapes: Carignan, Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Types of Wines: Red Wine

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Selected wineries in Fitou

Domaine Lérys
Family winery with 50-60 year old vineyards, making wines through organic viticulture
Grand Guilhem
Come to visit this organic winery in the Cathar country.

Wine tastings & tours in Fitou

A night in Master Vigneron house at Grand Guilhem
A night in Master Vigneron house at Grand Guilhem
Wine tasting and tour at Domaine Lérys
Taste and shop Lerys’ wines in their renovated wine cellar
Wine tasting and tour at Grand Guilhem
Have you ever experienced blind tasting? Let's have a wine tasting and tour at Grand Guilhem!