Côtes de Thau


Caves Richemer
1, rue du Progrès
34340 Marseillan

06 80 75 38 41

This area is a series of terraces forming an arch along the western shores of Lake Thau, dominated by the former volcano of Agde and the Mont St Clair in Sète. This area is a series of terraces forming an arch along the western shores of Lake Thau, dominated by the former volcano of Agde and the Mont St Clair in Sète. Stretching over 6 districts bordering the lake, the Côtes de Thau area offers up an unusual natural setting ranging from the sea, the lake, beaches and the garrigue. The presence of water has a moderating effect on the severe heat of the Mediterranean climate and its mild temperatures are particularly conducive to ripening white grape varieties. It also promotes extremely varied plant and animal life: reed beds, avocets, ducks and flamingos. There is also a strong geological identity as the region is home to the most southerly chains of volcanoes belonging to the Massif Central, hence the characteristic basalt stone walls in villages such as Marseillan or the stunning black beach in Cap d’Agde. Here, although Terret is the time-honoured grape variety, other grapes with a high potential for aroma and quality can also be found: Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Viognier are the most significant. Rosé wines are also promoted during the holiday season under the compelling strapline: “The rosé making waves”. 

69 000 hl 

3 Co-operative wineries

 11 Independent wineries