Languedoc Roussillon 

Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine region in the country: it still produces over a third of all French wine today. It is located in the south of France and overlooks the Mediterranean, up to the border with Spain. This wine region, home to several AOCs (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) is divided into two distinct zones: Languedoc , further east, mainly flat, and Roussillon , further south near the Pyrenees. Historically, in-depth studies declare this wine area as the oldest in France and Narbonne its capital for many centuries, starting from 125 BC Since the beginning of the 1900s, the production of light and ordinary wines by numerous cooperatives and cellars social networks has, in fact, branded Languedoc-Roussillon as a low-quality production area; since the 1990s, we have witnessed the inversion of the trend, through the initiative of numerous independent producers which leads to the drastic collapse of the production of vins de table in favor of quality viticulture. The fame of Languedoc-Roussillon is due in particular to its Vins Doux Naturels , the most famous of which are from Muscat Blanc , while the famous Banyuls is mainly produced with Grenache Noir . The red wines of the region are mainly made from Carignan , Grenache Noir , Cinsault , Mourvèdre and Syrah grapes. Crémant de Limoux is an interesting Classic method sparkling wine produced with Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac grapes. The main white grape varieties of Languedoc-Roussillon are: Bourboulenc , Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier .

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