AOC Clairette du Languedoc La séduction du blanc
The area is characterised by terraces overlooking the river Herault about 30 km from the sea, and covering eight communities.
There are several types of earth basically composed of quartz, flint and limestone stones agglomerated by a clayey-sandy soil. This type of soil from the quartzy period is called the Villafranchienne terraces. There is some schiste to the north.
Mediterranean climate attenuated by the first buttresses of the Cevennes.
Clairette 100 %
The grapes are hand-picked, completely stripped, light maceration with draining, fermentation at a controlled temperature.
Today, the production of sweet wines has overtaken that of dry white wines. It is quite a historical production, most likely the type of wine developed by the Romans.
- 100 hectares of vineyards
- 7 cooperative wine producers
- 11 private wine producers
- 45 hectolitres/hectare
- 2 500 hectolitres
- 100% white
- 2 500 hectolitres (storehouse outputs 2005/06)
- General Distribution : 50 %