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Southern France!!!!!

All about Southern France WSET3

Southern France warm mediterranian, lots of sunshine, summer over 30C, low rainfall, varied soil, cooler inland, warm coast, huge area
Southern France grapes 75% black, mostly Grenache, also Syrah, Carginan, less Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cinsault, Mourvedre
S. France Carignan high tannin, high acid, deep colour, lacks fruit, old vine on poor soil can be good
S. France Cinsault aromatic, fruity, suited to rose, adds fruit to Carignan based wines
S. France Mourvedre ripens only in hottest sites, adds richness, colour, complexity in blends
S. France whites Chardonnay & Sauv Blanc most widely planted, also Viognier, Muscat for Vins Doux Naturels, Grenache Blanc, Mauzac, Picpoul, Macabeu, Rolle, Clairette
S. France Grenache Blanc dry, peachy fruit, full body, low acid, oxidize early, often blended
S. France Viti/Viniculture drought, no fungus, bush training wide spread + VSP, modern equipment, carbonic maceration wide spread, new & old oak
Languedoc-Roussillon S. France, most locations permit red, white & rose, mostly Carignan, Grenache, Cinsault & Mourvedre
Languedoc AC Languedoc-Roussillon, S. France
Cotes de Roussillon AC Languedoc-Roussillon, S. France
Minervois AC Languedoc-Roussillon, S. France
Corbieres AC Languedoc-Roussillon, S. France
Fitou AC Languedoc-Roussillon, S. France
Cotes de Provence AC Provence, S. France
Bandol AC 100% Mourvedre, Provence, S. France
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