Castelmaure Vineyard Grapes

The Corbières is one of the wildest areas of France with one of the lowest population densities. It is picturesque with wine growing areas alternating with garigue and mountainous countryside. It is located mainly in the Aude département and partly in the Pyrénées-Orientales département.

The River Aude borders the Corbières to the west and north. To the south is the River Agly and to the east the the Mediterranean Sea.

The name Corbières comes from "cor" a pre-Celtic word meaning "rock" and "berre" from the River Berre which runs through Durban.

The eastern part of the Corbières with its Etangs, borders the the Mediterranean Sea and is called the Corbières maritimes. It has its own distinctive climate and characteristic vegetation known as thermomediterranean vegetation.

The Corbières is one of the largest wine appellation in France. To distinguish the wines, Corbières is divided into 11 terroirs (what is a terroir ?) such as Sigean, Lézignan, Boutenac and Lagrasse.

The "terroirs" produce mainly red wines. The grape variety is Carignan for about 50%. More and more wine are made in oak barrels. It demonstrates the path taken towards quality by wine makers in Corbières for about a century.

Red wines are rich and, spicy, full body and fruity. Competing now with Coteaux du Languedoc and Saint Chinian, Corbières wines offer excellent value.
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Castelmaure Vineyards, Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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© Images that go BAM, Brent Alexander McTavish
Castelmaure Vineyard Grapes

Castelmaure Vineyard Grapes

The Corbières is one of the wildest areas of France with one of the lowest population densities. It is picturesque with wine growing areas alternating with garigue and mountainous countryside. It is located mainly in the Aude département and partly in the Pyrénées-Orientales département.

The River Aude borders the Corbières to the west and north. To the south is the River Agly and to the east the the Mediterranean Sea.

The name Corbières comes from "cor" a pre-Celtic word meaning "rock" and "berre" from the River Berre which runs through Durban.

The eastern part of the Corbières with its Etangs, borders the the Mediterranean Sea and is called the Corbières maritimes. It has its own distinctive climate and characteristic vegetation known as thermomediterranean vegetation.

The Corbières is one of the largest wine appellation in France. To distinguish the wines, Corbières is divided into 11 terroirs (what is a terroir ?) such as Sigean, Lézignan, Boutenac and Lagrasse.

The "terroirs" produce mainly red wines. The grape variety is Carignan for about 50%. More and more wine are made in oak barrels. It demonstrates the path taken towards quality by wine makers in Corbières for about a century.

Red wines are rich and, spicy, full body and fruity. Competing now with Coteaux du Languedoc and Saint Chinian, Corbières wines offer excellent value.
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Castelmaure Vineyards, Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Photographer:
© Images that go BAM, Brent Alexander McTavish