AOC Muscat de Mireval

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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 Mireval (AOC since 1959)
These vineyards are located at the edge of the Vic La Gardiole lagoon close to the community of Mireval along the road linking Montpellier and Sete. These soils were formed during the Jurassic period with a high content of limestone fragments.

Key figures

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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