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La Clape

The appellation is located in the southwest of the French wine region Languedoc, The AOC is in the north Terrasses du Larzac, the AOC in the southeast 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 of Narbo (Narbonne) on the Mediterranean coast, today it is the name for a mountain range. In the Occitan language used here in the Middle Ages, La Clape means "cairn". The vineyards cover around a thousand hectares of vineyards at 200 meters above sea level on diverse soils with limestone, marl and containing iron oxide reddish sandstone. They extend 17 kilometers in length and 7 kilometers in width across the five municipalities of Armissan, Fleury, Salles-d'Aude, Vinassan and Narbonne in the department 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 is made from at least 60% Bourboulenc (because the soil type is optimally suited for the grape 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, Château Mire L'Etang, Château Moujan, Château Pech-Céleyran, Château Pech Redon, Domaine de de la Rivière-le-Haut, Château de Ricardelle de la Clape, Domaine Sarrat de Goundy and Domaine de Terre Megre.

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