Wines of Vino con Vista Languedoc France

Français : Palavas-les-Flots : vue du parc de ...

Français : Palavas-les-Flots : vue du parc de la Redoute (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pavillon du Musée Fabre, Montpellier, Languedo...

Pavillon du Musée Fabre, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fountain in front of the Opera, Montpellier, L...

Fountain in front of the Opera, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grapes and leaves of the grape variety Gelber ...

Grapes and leaves of the grape variety Gelber Muskateller, photographed at the viticulture trail on the Schemelsberg hill in Weinsberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Place de la Comédie in Montpellier, Languedoc-...

Place de la Comédie in Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Created by self. Two bottles of Langu...

English: Created by self. Two bottles of Languedoc wines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Triumphal arch Peyrou, Montpellier, Languedoc-...

Triumphal arch Peyrou, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Travel west of Provence to the sunny,  southern Mediterranean coastal area known as Languedoc. This little stretch of paradise has 320 days of sunshine per year.

Vineyard in Languedoc.

Vineyard in Languedoc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This region spans the Mediterranean coastline cradled between the Franc0-Spanish border to eastern Provence. This wine region is the biggest wine producer in the world.

Some of the grapes that are grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon area include:

Merlot, Mourvedre, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, among others.

Chardonnay is a major white grape, used in sparkling Cremant de Limoux, produced around the town of Limoux.

The Languedoc region produces more than a third of the wine grapes in France and is credited with 30% of French wine exports. The Langedoc-Roussillon has 9% of the world’s production of Rose wine.

Some of the wine comes from the mountains closer to Cevennes including: Pic Saint Loup, Terrasses du Larzac, Faugères. The souther coastal areas produce: Corbières, Corbières Boutenac and Fitou. In addition, 30% of all of France’s organic wine comes from Languedoc.

Here’s some information from the official Languedoc website:

DOWNLOAD A LARGE MAP OF LANGUEDOC!

Facts and Figures

  • Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine region in France: 650,000 total acres. This is double the vineyard area of Australia and more than all of California. 95,000 acres produce AOC wines.
  • The AOCs in the Languedoc region account for about 10% of total production
  • Languedoc AOCs produce roughly 1.3 million hectoliters per year
  • 30% of all of France’s organic wine comes from Languedoc
  • There are more than 30 AOCs in Languedoc, divided amongst the three main designations of
    • AOC Languedoc
    • Grands Vins du Languedoc
    • Crus du Languedoc

To learn more about specific AOCs and wines click here

Fountain in front of the Opera, Montpellier, L...

Fountain in front of the Opera, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This area is a popular coastal tourist destination with resorts like: Cap d’Agde, Palavas-les-Flots, and Le Grau-du-Roi. The Roman architectural legacy can be witnessed in Nimes, Agde and Narbonne.

Arena of Nîmes, the Roman amphitheater in Nîme...

Arena of Nîmes, the Roman amphitheater in Nîmes, France. In the foreground the ruins of the Roman city wall. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a link to some of the monuments in Nimes. http://www.claudetravels.altervista.org/VdR/Nimes/gal.html

There are also plenty of interesting sites

Opera, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Opera, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

in Montpellier and Toulousse. The Musée Fabre is a museum in Montpellier. There are also some Cathar castles in the mountains of  Corbieres.

For more information visit www.suddefrancewines.com/

Dr. EveAnnLovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

Place de la Comédie, Montpellier, Languedoc-Ro...

Place de la Comédie, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Limoux

Limoux (Photo credit: MikeHalesNZ)

 

English: Wine-growing areas of Languedoc-Rouss...

English: Wine-growing areas of Languedoc-Roussillon Français : Les vignobles du Languedoc-Roussillon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

Opera, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Opera, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Map of the french Region Languedoc-Roussillon

Map of the french Region Languedoc-Roussillon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Castle of Montferrand - Pic Saint Lou...

English: Castle of Montferrand – Pic Saint Loup – Montpellier – Herault – France Français : Château de Montferrand – Pic Saint Loup – Montpellier – Herault – France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Cap Béar, close to Port-Vendres in th...

English: Cap Béar, close to Port-Vendres in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales in the rRegion of Languedoc-Roussillon on the Mediterranean Coast in France. Français : Cap Béar près de Port-Vendres dans le département des Pyrénées-Orientales dans la région Languedoc-Rousssillon, France. Español: Cap Béar, cabo de la costa del sur de Francia entre Port-Vendres y Banyuls-sur-Mer Català: Cap Béar, cap de la regió Llenguadoc-Rosselló entre Portvendres i Banyuls de la Marenda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The walled city of Carcassonne, a major touris...

The walled city of Carcassonne, a major tourist attraction of Languedoc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

English: Created by self. Two bottles of Langu...

English: Created by self. Two bottles of Languedoc wines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Pic Saint-Loup

Pic Saint-Loup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Les vignobles de la vallée du Rhône

Les vignobles de la vallée du Rhône (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

Gaillac

Gaillac (Photo credit: danalipar)

 

 

 

 

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