France - Corbieres

Corbières is the largest AOC in Languedoc producing almost half of the AC wines there. The AOC was created in 1985, covering 13,500 ha.

95% of Corbières wines are red; Carignan is the most common grape variety though more Mourvèdre is grown along with Syrah and Grenache giving wines similar in style to Minervois with concentrated fruit and a weightier finish.

For red wines, a minimum of two grape varieties must be grown and in the final blend one has to be a principal variety which must represent at least 40% of the blend. No single variety can make up more than 80% of the wine

Due to its size and geography, Corbières encompasses an enormous variety of soil types and micro-climates. The wines from the region tend to be just as varied as the terroir, with a most dramatic landscape of limestone and volcanic rock.

Products from this region

  • Château Carbonac, Corbieres


    A Rhone-style blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. Aged in oak barrels, the wine…

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