Corbieres wine appellation in the Languedoc region of southern France

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Corbieres wine appellation
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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Corbieres is an important wine appellation in the Languedoc region of southern France behind the city of Narbonne sweeping from Beziers to Carcassonne and down to Perpignan. The majority of the wine is red (some 80%) from Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre and Cinsaut and the remainder divided between white (Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Maccabeu, Marsanne) and rose.
Corbieres attained AOC status in 1985 including eleven sub-regions namely Montagne d'Alaric, Lagrasse, Lezignan, Boutenac, Fontfroide, Sigean, Durban, Saint-Victor, Queribus, Termenes and Servies. Ten years later one of these sub-region of Corbieres, namely Boutenac gained AOC status in its own right.
 
     
     
     


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