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Pays d'Oc IGP

Description to Pays d'Oc IGP

One of the six major regional IGP areas for the production of local wines in France. The other five are Atlantique, Comtés Rhodaniens, Comté Tolosan, Méditerranée and Val de Loire. Situated deep in the south-east of the country on the Mediterranean, it includes the double region of Languedoc-Roussillon and the right-hand part of the southern Rhône in the five departments of Aude, Gard, Hérault, Lozère (only 6 communes) and Pyrénées-Orientales. The name "oc" in the Occitan language means "yes", from which the "oui" has evolved. Langue d'Oc means "language of Oc" in Occitan. From the 2009 vintage onwards, a three-level quality hierarchy was created. The lowest level is "Séduction" followed by "Style" and the highest level "Collection".

IGP-Bereich Pays d’Oc - Weinberge

The vineyards cover around 120,000 hectares, which is about half of the double region. 58 grape varieties are allowed, the main varieties contributing to the quality are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache Noir(Garnacha Tinta), Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Viognier. These are called "Cépages améliorateurs". They account for over half of all French IGP wines (local wines). 80% of them are varietal wines, about 70% of them red wines. Around 2,600 producers, 230 of which are winegrowers' cooperatives, produce around 800 million bottles of wine annually, which are marketed in 170 countries worldwide.

Among the most famous producers are Cave St Maurice, Château d'Aussières, Château de Fouques, Château de Gourgazaud, Château la Condamine Bertrand, Commanderie de Preïssan, Domaine de l'Aigle, Domaine des Aspes, Domaine du Banes, Domaine du Bosc, Domaine de Cébène, Domaine du Grand Chemin, Domaine Lalaurie, Domaine de L'Herbe Sainte, Domaine de Médeilhan Domaine Montrose, Domaine d'Ormesson, Domaine de la Provenquière, Domaine de Puilacher, Domaine de Sainte Rose, Domaine de Terre Mégère, Domaine Verena Wyss, Fortant de France, Herrick, Les Collines du Bourdic, Les Vignerons de Calvisson, Lurton, Mas d'Amile, Ryman, Robert Skalli, Val d'Orbieu, Vignerons Catalans, Vignobles Jeanjean, Vignobles Diffonty and Vignobles du Rivesaltais

Picture: InterOc - professional association for "Pays d'Oc IGP" wines

In this section you will find
currently 140,964 Wines and 22,912 Producers, including 2,201 classified producers.
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