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Grand Roussillon wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Grand Roussillon is a wine appellation in southern France covering many communes radiating out from the southern city of Perpignan. This appellation, which was first proclaimed in 1957, permits the production of vins doux naturels in red, white and rose formats.
The wines must include at least 80% of the following grapes varieties, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Macabeu and Tourbat. The remainder of the blend can be from Muscat à Petits Grains or Muscat d'Alexandrie (which is known locally as Muscat Romain) provided they constitute less than 20% of the blend.
The grapes must be picked when they have a minimum of 252 grams of sugar per litre.
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