New appellation tiers boost Languedoc

20 August, 2010

The creation of two new appellation tiers has been confirmed by the Languedoc region of France.

The region’s governing body has also introduced measures to control the quality and quantity of Languedoc wines produced, including plans to help wineries manage production and sales strategies.

The new appellation tiers are Grands Vins du Languedoc and Grand Crus du Languedoc.

Grands Vins du Languedoc comprises Minervois, Corbières, Sant-Chinian, Limoux sparkling wines, Malepère, Faugères, Cabardès, Muscat and part of the Terroirs des Coteaux du Languedoc including Picpoul de Pinet.

Grands Crus du Languedoc includes Minervois La Livinière, Corbières Boutenac, Sant-Chinian Roquebrun, Terrasses de Larzac, Grès de Montpellier, Pic St Loup, Pézenas, La Clape and Limoux still wines.

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