Appellation in the south of the French wine region Languedoc of Narbonne on the Mediterranean coast about 50 kilometres inland. The AOC Fitou joins to the south and the AOC Minervois to the north. It was classified as AOC in 1985 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The vineyards cover around 13,500 hectares of vines with a variety of soil types including slate, sandstone, limestone and marl.
They cover 87 communes in the department of Aude. There are efforts to divide the large appellation. The four zones already used internally are Hautes-Corbières, Corbières-Méditerranée, Corbières Centrales and Corbières d'Alaric, or the eleven subzones of Boutenac, Durban, Fontfroide, Lagrasse, Lézignan, Montagne d'Alaric, Quéribus, Saint-Victor, Serviès, Sigean and Termenès.
In 2005, the small Corbières-Boutenac area in the centre was classified as a separate AOC. The red wine is classified in the highest quality category "Crus du Languedoc".
Well known producers are Château Aguilloux, Château d'Aussières, Château la Baronne, Château Beauregard Mirouze, Château le Bouïs, Domaine de Fontsainte, Château de Lastours, Château de Luc Les Rives, Château des Ollieux, Château les Palais, Château la Voulte-Gasparets, Domaine du Vieux Parc and Domaine de Villemajou