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Saint-Georges-d'Orques

The appellation Languedoc Saint Georges-d'Orques is located in the northeast of the French winegrowing region Languedoc, It was classified as AOC in 2010 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". In 1787, the later US President Thomas learned Jefferson (1743-1826) and at that time ambassador in France know the wines of Saint-Georges-d'Orques. He was so enthusiastic that in 1804 he instructed his finance minister to reduce the tariffs of the wines of Saint-Georges-d'Orques. His goal was to develop the consumption of quality wines instead of brandy alcoholism to fight.

The vineyards cover 250 hectares of vineyards at 50 to 250 meters above sea level on limestone soils, flint and sandstone with iron oxide content, They span the five municipalities of Juvignac, Lavérune, Muviel, Pignan and Saint-Georges d'Orques in the département Hérault, Red wine and rosé 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 Château de Fourques, Château de l'Engarran, Domaine Guizard, Domaine Henry, Domaine Icard, Domaine des Quatre Pilas and Domaine de Saumarez.

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