Pays d'Oc IGP

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Pays d'Oc IGP

Description to Pays d'Oc IGP

One of the six major regional IGP areas for the production of land wines in France, The other five are Atlantique. Comtés of Rhodania. Comté Tolosan. Méditerranée and Val de Loire, It lies deep in the southeast of the country on the Mediterranean and includes the double region Languedoc-Roussillon and the right part of the southern Rhone in the five départements Aude. Gard. Hérault, Lozère (only 6 municipalities) and Pyrenees-Orientales, The name "oc" in the Occitan language means "yes", from which the "oui" has evolved. Langue d'Oc in Occitan means "language of the Oc". From the 2009 vintage, a three-level quality hierarchy was created. The lowest level is "Séduction" followed by "Style" and the highest level "Collection".

IGP area Pays d'Oc - Vineyards

The vineyards cover about 120,000 hectares, equivalent to about half of the double region. There are 58 varieties approved, to quality carry most the main varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay, Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Merlot. Sauvignon Blanc. Syrah and Viognier at. These are called "Cépages améliorateurs". The volume amounts to more than half of all French IGP wines (land wines). 80% are varietal wines, about 70% of it red wines, Around 2,600 producers, 230 of them Winzergenossenschaften produce around 800 million bottles of wine annually, which are marketed in 170 countries worldwide.

Among the best known producers are Cave St Maurice, Château d'Aussières Château de Fouques Château de Gourgazaud Château la Condamine Bertrand Commanderie de Preïssan Domaine de l'Aigle Domaine des Aspes Domaine du Banes Domaine du Bosc Domaine de Cébène Domaine du Grand Chemin Domaine Lalaurie Domaine de L'Herbe Sainte Domaine de Médeilhan Domaine Montrose Domaine d'Ormesson Domaine de la Provenquière Domaine de Puilacher Domaine de Sainte Rose Domaine de Terre Mégère Domaine Verena Wyss, Fort de France, Herrick, Les Collines du Bourdic, Les Vignerons de Calvisson, Lurton Mas d'Amile, Ryman, Robert Skalli, Val d'Orbieu, Vignerons Catalans, Vignobles Jeanjean, Vignobles Diffonty and Vignobles du Rivesaltais.

Image : InterOc - Association for "Pays d'Oc IGP" Wines

In the wine guide you will find
currently 133 213 Wines and 23 039 Producers, including 1 403 classified producers.
Rating system About Their sources in Wine Guide Wine Samples


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