Blessed Mediterranean Climate

Languedoc appellation is based on terraces overlooking the Hérault and covers only one square kilometer. This appellation produces around 330,000 liters of wines each year, averagely, exclusively in white wines, on soils composed of quartz pebbles, flint, and agglomerated limestone, in the Languedoc wine region, south of France.

The vineyards are located in a climatic zone of Mediterranean type, in which the Cevennes bring a little freshness and mountain humidity.

Large Pedoclimatic Zones

This AOC has the particularity of being elaborated with different grapes such as Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, often with a hint of Carignan or Cinsaut for red and rose wines and Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne for white wines.

To respect the soil and climate requirements, the vines are cut in cups or trellised on a small number of heads; the most grape harvest is done by hand.

Former Coteaux du Languedoc

Clairette-du-Languedoc is known for its aromas of fresh fruit, honey, white flowers, and vanilla. This wine can be vinified in dry, mellow, “rancio” or, very rarely, liqueur wine. Although now rather marginal, it is an ancient wine, known to Roman Gallos, which has been found in the archives of the history of Languedoc-Roussillon. It was also intensely exported during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, under the name of Picardan.

Languedoc was also former Coteaux du Languedoc, an important appellation in southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon wine region. It produced dry wines of all three colors (red, white, and rosé) from all over the region. About 75% of Languedoc wines are red; the remaining percentage of produced wines in this appellation are whites and rosés wines.

 


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A part of the important features of Languedoc appellation for white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Well balanced.
  • Wine color: White wines with golden color.
  • Aromas: Fresh fruit, honey, white flowers, and vanilla.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 6 years.
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 12° C

 

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

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Light.
  • Wine color: Fresh fruit, honey, white flowers, and vanilla.
  • Aromas: Fruity & floral.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of the important features of Languedoc appellation for rose wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Well balanced.
  • Wine color: Rose.
  • Aromas: Fresh fruit, honey, white flowers, and vanilla.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 6 years.
  • Serving temperature: 9 to 11° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: About one Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Languedoc
Grapes: Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsaut.
Types of Wines: White Wine, Rose Wine, Red Wine

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