AOC Muscat de Lunel


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Production regulations
The yield per parcel may not exceed 28 hl/ha with business derogations depending on the vintages.
The only grape type used is the small berry Muscat. They must be matured to a minimum level of 252 g of sugar per litre (approximately 14°).  Natural sweet wines are made exclusively by the harvester and producers. The alcohol used for mutage must be 96% volume wine alcohol.  5 to 10% is added compared to the must prepared.  The final alcohol content must be between 15 and 18°.

Muscat de Lunel (AOC since 1943)
These vineyards are established around the town of Lunel, halfway between Montpellier in Nimes, bovine country and cocarde bullfighting (a type of bullfighting game where the bull is not killed). The appellation is located on clay soil with red, siliceous, fragmented stones. These soils can be considerably deep.

Key figures

Lunel

  • 321 hectares
  • 1 cooperative wine producer
  • 6 private wine producers

Mireval

  • 260 hectares
  • 1 cooperative wine producer
  • 9 private wine producers

Saint Jean de Minervois

  • 195 hectares
  • 1 cooperative wine producer
  • 8 private wine producers

Sales

  • 38 000 hectolitres (storehouse outputs 2005/06)
  • GD : 49% - Export : 5%

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