Languedoc-Roussillon covers the area on the border of the Mediterranean sea between the west of the Rhône and Camargue to the border of Spain and the Pyrénées mountains. The vineyards of this sunny region are one of the largest expanses of vine growing region in the world. Long history of wine making and favorable natural and climatic conditions explain why wine is so important in Languedoc Roussillon.
Dramatic have been made other the years to reduce the production and to improve the quality of the wine. Languedoc-Roussillon region produces mainly red wines, a good share is “Vin de Table” but most of it is “Vin de Pays”. They are perfect as every day wines. AOC wines are very interesting to follow as the techniques, grape varieties and vineyards selected tend to improve the quality of the wine.
Mainly limestone, sandstone, pebbles, granite can also be found
Red Grapes in Languedoc Roussillon: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre. White Grapes in Languedoc Roussillon: Clairette, Roussane, Marsanne, Ugni Blanc, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Chardonnay.