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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.

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