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The appellation is located north of the city of Carcassonne in the northwest of the French wine-growing region Languedoc (in some sources she becomes Southwest France assigned). To the east of this closes the AOC Minervois at. The former VDQS area Côtes du Cabardès et de l'Orbiel was classified as AOC in 1999 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The vineyards cover 550 hectares of vineyards on the southern slope of the mountain range Montagne Noire on diverse soils of granite, limestone, clay, clay, marl and slate. They extend over 15 kilometers in length over 18 municipalities in the Département Aude,
Compared to the other Languedoc wines, Bordeaux wines can be blended with the typical southern French grape varieties. This derogation was due to the special climatic conditions (a mixture of Mediterranean and Atlantic climate) and due to the special soil type granted. Red wine and rosé are made from at least 40% Grenache Noir and Syrah, at least 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Merlot, as well as Malbec ( Cot ) and Fer produced (Carignan Noir is no longer allowed). Well-known producers are Domaine de Cabrol, Château de Pennautier, Château Rivals and Château Ventenac.