Languedoc-Rousillon covers the area on the border of the Mediterranean sea between the west of the Rhône and Camargue to the border of Spain and the Pyrénées mountains. It is the largest vine growing area in the world
Size of the vineyards: 160,000 hectares (400,000 acres), including 70,000 hectares (173,000 acres) in AOC Vineyards:
50,000 vine growers working with 400 co-ops (70% of the regional production), - Great opportunity to buy really good wine at low price and in 5 and 10 litre boxes for easy transport, storeage and drinking life.
2,800 private wineries - as you drive through region follow signs to find some diamond nuggets and have great personal experiences.
Soil: Mainly limestone, sandstone, pebbles, granite can also be found Weather: Mediterranean(mild winter and hot summer) Red Grapes in Languedoc Roussillon: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre White Grapes in Languedoc Roussillon: Clairette, Roussane, Marsanne, Ugni Blanc, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Chardonnay
Production: Over 2 billion bottles less than 25% in AOC, 50% vin de pays, over 25% vin de table Type of Wine: Dry and fruity rosé wine also dry white wine - red wine - sweet wine