The Minervois (MENERBES in Occitan language)is a small green valley planted with vineyards and olive trees. When you look at the gentle slopes and the landscape you feel like in Italy: that’s why some journalists call the Minervois “The French Tuscany”.
The Controlled origin appellation “Minervois” is authorized on 61 villages of Aude and Herault, approximately between Carcassonne, the medieval city and Narbonne the Roman city. The 3700Ha (about 9000acres) of vineyards produce each year 130 000hl of white, rosé and red wines.
In the heart of Minervois, there is the appellation “Minervois La Livinière”( first cru of Languedoc, officially admitted in 1999)regarding 6 villages. Each year, the 350ha of vineyards, planted on the limestone slopes and stony terraces, produce about 8000hl of red wine.
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