Ciatti Sud-Ouest France
The Romans, great colonizers of the Provence, Rhône Valley and Narbonne, bring back with them the first vines to plant in the South Ouest of France.
Those Romans introduce Wine instead of Beer as the most important beverage of the civilized people!
Main AOP (29 in total) : AOP Cahors, AOP Jurançon, AOP Fronton, AOP Gaillac, …
Main IGP (13 in total) : IGP du Compté Tolosan, IGP Côtes du Tarn, IGP Côtes de Gascogne, IGP Aveyron, …
- 50 000 hectares vineyard spreading over 13 departments
- Around 8 000 producers
- 2.4 million hectoliters (46% Red, 13% Rosé, 33% Dry White, 8% Sweet White, 0.2% Sparkling
- Sud-Ouest Region represent 6% of the French wine, it is the fourth vineyard of France
For further details regarding our France Sud-Ouest vineyards and wineries please contact our Montpellier, France office:
Phone: 33. 467.913535
261 Chemin de Poutingon
34070 Montpellier, France
More About Sud-Ouest France Wine
A huge geological variety largely contributes to the diversity of the local wines. We can identify some principal soils types as Molasse, Clay, Limestone, Sand, Aluvial soil, Sedimentary rocks, Pebble stones, and more.
Main grape varieties includes:
Red: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Malbec (ou Côt), Fer Servadou, Merlot, Négrette, Syrah, Tannat
White: Chenin, Colombard, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Loin de l'œil, Mauzac, Sauvignon Blanc