Cépages List - Languedoc Wines

Cépages List Des vins du Languedoc

Cépages List

  • Bourboulenc

    Originates from the Provence. Produces large bunches with average-size berries. It enables to produce fine wines that are not overly alcoholic

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    A very colourful and tannic wine with good preservation capacity, developing complex aromas, essentially from the undergrowth, as it matures.  It lends to maturation in wooden casks.  Elaborated alone, it lacks roundness and fat.  It is well adapted to poor soil types.  It is one of the greatest French grape types and the most cultivated worldwide

  • Carignan

    It is found throughout the southern Mediterranean. With low yield, it produces quite powerful and colourful wines with often harsh tannins and even a lingering bitterness. It is combined with other finer grape types, such as Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah or Mourvèdre

  • Chardonnay

    This grape type produces dry white wines, sparkling wines and even sweet wines.  It has a high sugar content, though retaining a touch of acidity.  It produces balanced, powerful and ample wines, with intense and typical aromas of dried fruit, hazelnuts, grilling, etc.  The wines can be kept for several years, the length of which being variable depending on the land of origin

  • Chenin

    This grape type produces sparkling wines, dry white wines or even sweet wines depending on the land of cultivation (limestone or shale).  It enables to produce sharp wines with honey aromas

  • Cinsault

    Quite juicy, it is planted in shaley soil, producing low yield and fruity, supple wines.  This grape also produces excellent rosé wines

  • Clairette

    This is one of the most ancient Languedoc grape types.  It produces a fairly alcoholic wine, only slightly acid with noticeable aromas (honey), though leaving a certain bitterness in finale.  It oxidises extremely quickly and is also used to make sparkling wines

  • Fer Servadou

    This grape type produces sharp, quite tannic, mildly coloured wines, though with specific aromas

  • Grenache

    This grape type arrived in France during the Middle Ages and serves to prepare natural sweet wines, such as Banyuls and Maury, amongst others.  It has exceptional ageing properties, providing a structured and aromatic wine insofar as yield is controlled (combined with more tannic grape types, such as Syrah or Mourvèdre)

  • Grenache blanc

    This grape type serves to produce natural sweet wines and dry white wines alike, accompanied by a lingering sensation in the mouth, though with inadequate acidity.  It can be especially found in the Roussillon region

  • Grenache gris

    Like Black Grenache, it is used for making natural sweet wines and, in addition, serves to produce \Vins Gris"[Grey Wines] (vines grown in the sands along the Mediterranean coastline)"""

  • Lledonner Pelut

    Potential similar to Grenache noir

  • Maccabeu (Maccabeo)

    This provides a powerful and aromatic wine, generally not very acid.

  • Maccabeu blanc

    Provides dry white wines, sparkling or natural sweet wines.  The dry and sparkling white wines are rather light, lacking acidity and with insignificant aromas

  • Malbec (ou Cot)

    An early grape type, producing very colourful tannic wines, suitable for ageing. Rosé wine productions are also well appreciated. In Cahors, it is baptised as \Auxerrois"and in Bordeaux as \""Malbec\"""

  • Marsanne

    This vine is especially cultivated in northern Côtes du Rhône, but can also be found in the Côteaux de Languedoc region.  It produces dry white wines or sparkling wines with fine aromas having average acidity

  • Mauzac

    A vine cultivated in the Limoux and Gaillac region, used in the elaboration of still or bubbly white wines.  It oxidises extremely quickly and has a strong apple aroma

  • Mourvèdre

    It laid its roots in the south of France as of the Middle Ages.  It produces good quality, full-bodied, colourful wines, rich in tannin.  Having a good ageing capacity in wooden casks, it produces over the years an excellent bouquet with a lingering finale

  • Muscat à petits grains blancs ou rosés

    This is a very aromatic grape type, often used in the elaboration of natural sweet wines

  • Muscat à petits grains blancs ou rosés

    This is a very aromatic grape type, often used in the elaboration of natural sweet wines

  • Muscat rouge à petits grains

    They produce dry or sweet wines that are well-balanced between the sugar content and acidity

  • Piquepoul blanc

    Grape type originating from the South of France. It is essentially cultivated in the Hérault county. This vine gave its name to the AOC Coteaux du Languedoc \Picpoul de Pinet", the production of which is located on the banks of Thau Lake. It enables to produce characteristic nervous and pleasant dry white wines"""

  • Rolle (ou Vermentino)

    It produces pale-coloured, balanced and fatty white wines having a hive of aromas (floral and fruity alike)

  • Roussanne

    This grape type produces complex powerful white wines that have a good ageing capacity.  Having said that, being extremely sensitive and vulnerable to disease (grey rot, etc.), it is on the decline

  • Syrah

    Here we have powerful, high alcohol wines which lend to ageing. They reveal an intense colour with much aroma, tannin and fullness, without being acidic. Syrah is also the basis for very fruity rosé wines

  • Vermentino (ou Rolle)

    Corsican vine called \Rolle"in the south of France.  It produces pale-coloured, balanced and fatty white wines having a hive of aromas (floral and fruity alike)"""