1-The largest vineyard in France
The vineyard covers a surface of 201 500 ha. However, it suffered a dramatic plunge as it has lost 20% of its surface over the past 10 years.
2-The kingdom of diversity
The Languedoc vineyard extending from the border of Spain to Nîmes covers a large range of soils, which give its specificity to the different terroirs of each appellation. You can also find a vast number of grape varities beyond the traditional syrah, grenache, mourvedre and carignan, such uncommon grapes as Marselan, Vermentino, caladoc, macabeu (originally from Spain), terret etc...
3-Leader for organic wine production in France
considering the number of estates as well as its surface with 16500 ha of organic vines before Provence (11200ha) and Aquitaine (7700ha). Indeed, the Languedoc region benefits from a Mediterranean climate perfectly suited for organic wine production: milder and less humid with wind (mistral and tramontane), which naturally dries out the leaves. It is the perfect climate to protect the vineyard from the common parasitic diseases such as oïdium and mildiou. Montpellier welcomes the larger organic wine fair in the world : the millesime bio fair.
4-The next big red
Terrasses du Larzac, La Clape & Pic Saint Loup : 3 areas which are about to gain there status of AOP thanks to hard work towards quality over the past 20 years.
5-A paradise for wine tourism
Nowadays, Languedoc-Roussillon welcomes more than 600 000 wine tourists per year, which makes it the 4th region for wine tourism after Bordeaux, Alsace and Champagne. The region have numerous assets to offer: sun, spectacular and varied scenery, good food, history and of course its wines gaining year after year a well deserved recognition