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What are the two better appellations in the Languedoc-Roussillon region?

Corbières AOP
Minervois AOP

Within Corbières is Fitou AOP; Fitou is mostly reds based on Carignan and Corbières makes white, red and rosé wines.


On the western, inland part of the Languedob-Roussillon are which appellations and which grapes make up their base wines?

Cabardès AOP (syrah, grenache, mourvèdre)
St.-Chinian AOP (")
Fougères AOP (")
Malepère AOP (Merlot, Cab Franc)
Limoux AOP (Merlot)


What are the grapes in Crémant de Limoux AOP?

Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc followed by Mauzac and PN.


What does the Languedoc AOP encompass?

ALL of Languedoc-Roussillon


Which two areas were recently elevated to AOP status in 2015?

La Clape
Terrasses du Larzac


What are the 4 fortified wine appellations in the Languedoc?

Muscat de Mireval AOP
Muscat de Lunel AOP
Muscat de St-Jean-de-Minervois AOP
Muscat de Frontignan AOP


Roussillon has 3 AOPs for VDN -- which is its most important?

Rivesaltes AOP - most important; many styles
Maury AOP
Banyuls AOP


Of the Vin doux naturels in France, which is the biggest and richest?

Banyuls AOP


Maury AOP is based on:

Grenache (Gris/Blanc/Noir)


Banyuls AOP is based on:

Grenache Noir


To be labeled Banyuls Grand Cru AOP, what has to happen?

The wine must spend a minimum 30 months in barrel.


Unfortified wines from Banyuls are released as what?

Collioure AOP


What are the 4 communes that may add their names to the appellation Côtes de Roussillon-Villages AOP?

Latour-de-France, Caramany, Lesquerde, and Tautavel