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The appellation is located in the west of the French winegrowing region Languedoc between Minervois and Faugères, The red wine was classified in 1982, the white wine in 2004 as AOC. The wines belong to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The origin of viticulture lies in a 794 founded Benedictine on the left bank of Vernazobres. The wine was already famous in the 14th century and in the 19th century it became known to patients in the hospitals of Paris as sick wine administered for strengthening. The vineyards cover 3,100 hectares of vineyards. They span 20 municipalities in the département Hérault,

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