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Fitou is one of the oldest vineyard in Languedoc Roussillon. Greeks were the first to grow vines. Romans improved the wines. Fitou has always been famous. It was one of the most important wines during Louis the XIV reign.

Most Fitou are red.

They are dark, powerful and meaty red wine. They should mature at least 2 years before tasting.

However Fitou vineyards close to the Mediterranean sea are medium red wine, more elegant and supple.

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Fitou wine information :

Name: Appellation Fitou Controlée

South of Narbonne and Corbières

Places: Cascatel des Corbières, Caves, Fitou, La Palme, Leucate, Paziols, Treilles, Tuchan, Villeneuve les Corbières
Soil: Clayey limestone
Size: 2,500 ha ( 6,200 acres)
Production: 7.5 million bottles

Carignan, grenache, mourvèdre and syrah

Type of wines:

Medium to full body red wine

Age: Up to 10 years
2006, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1998







Next: Minervois

More pages about Languedoc Roussillon :
Languedoc Roussillon region

Wines from Languedoc Roussillon :
Corbieres - Coteaux du Languedoc - Cotes du Roussillon - Fitou - Minervois - Saint Chinian - Costieres de Nimes - Wines from Languedoc Roussillon

About Languedoc Roussillon wine region :
Languedoc Roussillon wine information - Languedoc Roussillon region information - Languedoc Roussillon wine map - Winemaking in Languedoc Roussillon - Languedoc Roussillon wines and food - Buy wine - Languedoc Roussillon main page

Other french wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Bourgogne / Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Cotes du Rhone - Loire Valley - Provence - South West



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