France: Languedoc Roussillon

Around Narbonne

The wines of the Corbières and Fitou areas
By Richard James

This Guide was last updated on 03 February 2010
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Main wine styles


As the huge red wine production here has traditionally been dominated by cooperatives, a lot of commercial easy-drinking wine is made, which has rapidly improved in quality. Many estate wines show wines of great concentration with rich black fruit, liquorice and wild herbs, and solid structure making them suitable for ageing for up to 10 years.


La Clape and Corbières produce some refreshing dry, aromatic whites. Fuller, barrel-fermented styles are increasingly common at quality estates.


Fruity, fresh and sometimes quite weighty styles produced from blends using mainly Cinsault and Syrah.

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