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Give facts on Côtes du Roussillon AOC
  • 5.000 ha = large (total Roussillon is 21.000ha)
  • entire département Pyrénées-Orientales, except the Collioure area
  • lower slopes (100-250 m)
  • red-rosé-white
  • max yield 48 hl/ha
  • red-rosé-white: Carignan, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • Max Carignan in vineyard 50%
    • syrah and Mourvèdre,  seperately or together min 25%
  • Wines min 2 varieties
    • variety highest percentage <=80%
  • Style and price als Languedoc AOC wines
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Describe the facts of Côtes du Roussillon Village AOC
  • Red only
  • < 2.500 ha
  • Wines min 2 varieties
    • variety highest percentage <= 80%
  • slopes 100-400
    • altitude > cooler > acidity
    • handpicked (not by law but due to hilly) > more expensive
  • max yield 45 hl/ha
  • 5 villages may append their name to the AOC
    • e.g. Cts du R Vill Tautavel AOC
    • max yield lower > 42 hl/ha
    • by law: some villages must do maceration carbonique on Carignan > promote primary fruit, reduce tannins
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Collioure AOC haș the same boundaries as Banyuls, what are the facts and differences?
  • Dry wines only: white, rosé and red
  • Full bodied
  • Small appellation In Roussillon
  • along coast to the Spanish border
  • steep terraces above Mediterranean Sea
  • red rules
    • GN - Syr - Mourv
  • whites: Grenache Gris
  • max yield r-w: 40 hl/ha (more 20-25 hl/ha due to heat, low rainfall, poor soils)
  • style > Languedoc sub-appellations
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