Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest vineyard in France with 228,000 hectares of vines planted. Following the Second World War, the French wine industry was at its worst and Languedoc, whose grape varieties offered great yields, was to become theofficial producer of table wines in the country. This period is now over, with the creation of new appellations, the cultivation of noble... Read more

All wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon region

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Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest vineyard in France with 228,000 hectares of vines planted. Following the Second World War, the French wine industry was at its worst and Languedoc, whose grape varieties offered great yields, was to become theofficial producer of table wines in the country. This period is now over, with the creation of new appellations, the cultivation of noble grape varieties is emerging thanks to the commitment of new generations of winemakers.

The region is divided between Languedoc and Roussillon, it covers 36 AOCs, and the largest number of PGIs in France (Protected Geographical Indication). In its western part,the fresh influences of the Atlantic Ocean make it possible to produce the oldestsparkling wine in the world: Blanquette de Limoux. There are also appellations ofnatural sweet wines such as Muscats de Frontignan, Lunel, Mireval and St-Jean de Minervois.

Distinctive features of the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region

The main grape varieties are: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre for red wines; Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc for white wines.

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