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Fitou AOC

Description to Fitou AOC

Appellation at the very south of the French wine region Languedoc in the Département Aude. It is located as an enclave within the Corbières area on the border with the Roussillon wine region. Fitou was classified in 1948 as the first AOC of this region and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The AOC wines Rivesaltes and Muscat de Rivesaltes may also be produced in the Fitou area.

Rebflächen in Fitou

The vineyards cover around 2,300 hectares of vineyards on the Mediterranean coast at an altitude of up to 450 metres above sea level. The different soils with over 20 types consist of alluvium, dolomite, limestone, gypsum and marl. The area is divided geographically, consisting of the two zones of Fitou Maritime, ten kilometres apart, with the five communes of Caves, Fitou, La Palme, Leucate and Treilles, and Fitou de Hautes-Corbières with the four communes of Cascastel, Durban, Tuchan and Villeneuve-les-Corbières.

The red wine is blended from at least 70% of the main varieties Carignan Noir(Mazuelo) and Grenache Noir(Garnacha Tinta), and possibly Mourvèdre(Monastrell) and Syrah(Cinsaut is no longer permitted and Lladoner Pelut may not be replanted). Well known producers are Domaine Bertrand-Bergé, Château de Nouvelles, Domaine Lérys, Domaine Rolland, Mas des Caprices and CV Val d'Orbieu.

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