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The appellation is located in the far west of the winegrowing region Languedoc in the department Aude (Sometimes she becomes the region Southwest France attributed). The vineyards cover 1,800 hectares of vineyards at about 160 meters above sea level on a combination of light and stony clay and limestone soils. These extend on the southern slopes in the upper Aude valley over 41 municipalities with the capital Limoux near Carcassonne. Protected by the Pyrenees oceanic-Mediterranean prevails climate in front. Limoux became famous for its foaming wines, which were produced in the 16th century. There are three appellations:
Limoux for white and red Still wines (white 1981 and red 2005)
The classification as AOC was different in time (see above). All wines belong to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". Limoux Rouge is made from the varieties Merlot (to 50%), Cot. Syrah, Grenache Noir logo CNRS logo INIST Garnacha Tinta (to 30%) and Carignan Noir logo CNRS logo INIST mazuelo (max 10%) blended. Limoux Blanc is made from the varieties Mauzac Blanc (to 15%), as well Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc vinified. There are around 400 producers, including Domaine de l'Aigle, Domaine de Fourn and Domaine de Martinolles.