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Wines of Roussillon

Trade and Press Tasting 2022 Invitation

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR) and 18 leading producers invite you to taste an extraordinary range of still dry wines and Vins Doux Naturels (fortified sweet wines) from Roussillon’s 14 AOPs and 2 IGPs. Around 200 wines will be available to taste on the day and provide...
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Grenaches du Monde is 10!

This year’s special edition will take place from 4th to 6th May in the town of Olite in Navarra, Spain. Over 3 days, a hundred national and international professionals will taste, assess and judge around 1,000 grenaches to select the very best ones. In order to qualify, all wines must...
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Discover the Agly Vallley

The wild terroir of the Agly Valley oscillates between granite, schist and black marl surrounded by garrigue. It is sheltered by the Corbières hills in the north and by the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south. Home to complex wines with character where Grenache often dominates. The black soils...
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Indies Vox Pop

We wanted to know what independent wine merchants thought of Roussillon wines so we asked them! Read on for their top tips. Hannah Wilkins, owner of Vineyards Vineyards was established in 2005 in Sherbone, Dorset, and prides itself on selling fine wine (all sampled before hitting the shelves), trying to...
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Rising sales for Roussillon in the UK

Roussillon is working hard at drawing attention to its unique selling points and differentiating itself from its friendly neighbour Languedoc. As the most recent UK sales figures suggest, it is starting to pay off. “The UK represents about 5% of our volume and 6% of the value of our exports....
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Sparkling a revolution

Roussillon is better known for its dry, still wines and Vins Doux Naturels but some innovative producers are shaking things up, now producing and commercialising sparkling wines from the region. One example is Domaine Lafage, who launched a new sparkling rosé over the summer, a debut for the estate and...
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Grenache

Grenache is a staple in the vineyards of Roussillon. It is a varietal that craves warmth and dryness, and loves long, hot days and cool nights to slowly ripen. It is also well suited to the local soils and can therefore produce white, red and rosé dry, still wines as...
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