Aoc Rosé -Languedoc

Appellation area

The Coteaux du Languedoc appellation has been replaced  by the Aoc Languedoc in May 2007 .It covers the mediterranean coastline from the spanish border  up to Nimes , backed on the foothills of the Montagne Noire and the Cévennes . The variety of terroirs and the typicality of the Aoc Languedoc wines has led to a 3 tier organization - The  regional appellation Languedoc, the sub-region appellations corresponding to the  various soil and climate areas , the names of Terroirs in the heart of these sub-region appellations .

Geology

Very diverse  : hard limestone on the scrubland , schists , gravels  brought by rivers of the Languedoc ,etc .

 

Climate

Mediterranean climate on the whole appellation area  : warm and dry season , with differences due to terrain .This diversity has allowed the definition of large soil and climate areas .

 

Grape varieties

Main grape varieties for the reds and rosés : Grenache N, Syrah and Mourvèdre (50 % minimum and  20% minimum syrah mourvèdre) beside Cinsault and Carignan  ,

Vinification

Reds : traditional fermentation ( destalked ) or vinification with full grapes . Rosés : bleeding method - Whites - traditional , skin maceration ( oak ageing for some )

Key figures

  • 10 000 hectares
  • 2 000 producers
  • 80 cooperative cellars
  • 450 independant cellars

Average yield

  • 47 hectoliters/hectare

Average production

  • 400 000 hectoliters (78% red, 10% rosé, 12% white)

Commerce

  • Supermarkets  : 72 000 hl (22%)
  • Export : 145 500 hl (43%)

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The range at  Sud Tendances Diffusion

 

 

1-Mas Fabregous - le Rosé de Juliette  ( Grenache -Syrah ) 

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2-Villa Tempora - l'Arrosseur à Rosé  ( Syrah-Carignan) 

Arroseur 9821

 

 

 

 

Last edited: 2019-04-18

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