Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois AOC - Languedoc Wines

AOC Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois

Syndicat des Producteurs de Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois
Maison des vins du Minervois
35, quai des tonneliers
11200 HOMPS 04 68 27 80 00


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 Saint Jean de Minervois (AOC since 1949)
These vineyards are situated at an altitude of 250 metres on calcareous air cell soils.  These are shallow soils where limestone fragments mix with red clay.
The Mediterranean climate is tempered by the altitude.

Key figures

Saint Jean de Minervois

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


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