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Fitou

Appellation in the very south of the French wine-growing region Languedoc in the department Aude, It is located as an enclave within the area Corbières on the border with the winegrowing region Roussillon, Fitou was classified in 1948 as the first AOC of this region and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". In the area Fitou also allowed the AOC wines Rivesaltes and Muscat de Rivesaltes to be produced.

Vineyards in Fitou

The vineyards cover about 2,300 hectares of vineyards on the Mediterranean coast at up to 450 meters above sea level. The different soils with more than 20 types consist of alluvium (silty soils), dolomite, limestone, gypsum and marl. The area is geographically divided and consists of the two zones Fitou Maritime ten kilometers apart with the five municipalities of Caves, Fitou, La Palme, Leucate and Treilles and Fitou de Hautes-Corbières with the four municipalities of Cascastel, Durban, Tuchan and Villeneuve- les-Corbières.

The red wine is made from at least 70% of the main varieties Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) and, where appropriate, Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) and Syrah blended ( Cinsault is no longer allowed and Lladoner Pelut may not be planted again). Famous producers are Domaine Bertrand-Bergé, Château de Nouvelles, Domaine Lérys, Domaine Rolland, Mas des Caprices and CV Val d'Orbieu.

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