Minervois-La Liviniere is a wine appellation in South West France

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Minervois-La Liviniere wine appellation
Wine appellation
Country: France

Minervois-La Liviniere is a wine appellation covering 6 communes in the départements of Aude and Herault in the south of France. The communes are Azillanet, Cesseras, Felines-Minervois, La Liviniere, Siran and Azille. The appellation sits in a natural amphitheatre that rising from the banks of the river Aude. The appellation lies between the cities of Narbonne and Carcassonne and was created in 1999.
The appellation is restricted to the production of red wines only unlike the broader Minervois appellation. Red wines are made from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Lledonner Pelut supported by Cinsault, Picpoul, Terret Noir, Carignan and Rivairenc. The rules stipulate that together Grenache, Syrah, Lledonner Pelut and Mourvedre must comprise more than 60% with Syrah and Mourvedre comprising at least 40% to ensure that Grenache does not dominate.

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