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Vallée du Paradis

IGP area for red, rosé and white wines in the French wine region Languedoc, The name comes from the legend that an epidemic decimated the plain cattle, but miraculously spared this valley. The area lies in the heart of the Corbières and is separated from the Mediterranean by a series of limestone mountains. It includes the 12 municipalities of Albas, Cascastel-des-Corbières, Coustouge, Durban-Corbières, Embres-et-Castelmaure, Fontjoncouse, Fraissé-des-Corbières, Jonquières, Quintillan, Saint-Jean-de-Barrou, Villeneuve-les-Corbières and Villesèque-des-Corbières in the department Aude, A large number of grape varieties are permitted. For the most part, red wines are made primarily from the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Cinsault, Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ), Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Caladoc. Merlot and Syrah produced. The main types of white wine are Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, As a specialty there is also a light-pressed rosé version Gris de gris, Well-known producers are Domaine des Garrigottes and Jeanjean.

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