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La Clape

The appellation is located in the southwest of the French winegrowing region Languedoc, To the north lies the AOC Terrasses du Larzac, in the southeast the AOC Corbières, It was classified as AOC in 2015 and belongs to the highest quality category "Crus du Languedoc". In ancient times, La Clape was an island in front of the Roman port Narbo (Narbonne) on the Mediterranean coast, today this is the name for a mountain massif. In the Occitan language used here in the Middle Ages, La Clape means "cairn". The vineyards cover about a thousand hectares of vineyards at 200 meters above sea level on a variety of soils with limestone, marl and containing iron oxide reddish sandstone. They extend 17 kilometers in length and seven kilometers across the five municipalities of Armissan, Fleury, Salles-d'Aude, Vinassan and Narbonne in the Département Aude,

The 80% produced red wine is made from the three main varieties Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) and Syrah, as well as Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and Cinsault ( Cinsault ) blended. The white wine will be made from at least 60% Bourboulenc (because the type of soil is ideal for the variety), as well Clairette, Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) Piquepoul Blanc. Roussanne. Marsanne, Role ( Vermentino ) Terret Blanc and Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) generated. Well-known producers are Château de Complazens, Château de l'Hospitalet, Chateau Mire L'Etang, Château Moujan, Château Pech-Céleyran, Château Pech Redon, Domaine de la Rivière-le-Haut, Château de Ricardelle de la Clape, Domaine Sarrat de Goundy and Domaine de Terre Megre.

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