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VINEYARDS

  • Vineyards set in unspoilt natural surroundings and pristine soils 
  • 7 villages: Autignac, Cabrerolles, Caussiniojouls, Faugères, Fos, Laurens and Roquessels
  • 1,862 hectares
  • 53,000 hl
  • Elevation: up to 400 metres above sea level


COLLECTIVE

  • 59 wineries, including 1 co-operative winery
  • One active group for pest control (GDON)

PRACTICES

  • Specifications incorporating agro-environmental measures since 2011: 
    • A ban on open field weed killing
    • Restricted use of mineral nitrogen inputs
    • Mandatory grass cover on headlands
  • 80% of the appellation’s wineries go beyond the minimum agro-ecology requirements.
  • Red varietals: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Lledoner Pelut, Mourvèdre and Cinsa
  • White varietals: Roussanne, Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Vermentino (Rolle), Clairette and Viognier


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