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Fonséranes

The Languedoc-Fonséranes appellation is located in the center of the French wine-growing region Languedoc, It was classified as AOC in 2016 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The vineyards are in the form of an amphitheater around the municipality of Béziers in a total of 11 municipalities in the department Hérault, They are named after the “Écluses de Fonseranne” declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a lock staircase with six steps or chambers in the Canal du Midi, which connects Toulouse with the Mediterranean. The red wines are made from at least 2 of the 3 main grape varieties Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) and Syrah, as well as Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and Cinsault blended. Well-known producers are Domaine Galtier, Domaine Querelle, Vermeil du Cres de la Coopérative de Sérignan, Domaine Castan, Domaine le Nouveau Monde, Château Le Vernede, Domaine Vanho and Château Le Thou.

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