1948 AOC Fitou, Clairette du Languedoc
1982 OC Faugeres, Saint Chinian
1985 AOC Cotreax de Languedoc, Corbierre, Minervois
2007 AOC Regional Languedoc
2013 Picpoul de Pinet
2014 Terrase du Larzac
2015 La Clap
2017 Pic Saint Loup
36 different appellations in Languedoc
The Languedoc Pyramid (created since 2011)
- Crus du Languedoc – Iconic wines (top of the range): La Clape, Corbieres Boutenac, Minervois La Liviniere, Terrasses du Larzac
- Grand Vins du Languedoc– Premium range: Faugeres, Corbieres, Minervois, Pic Saint Loup, Saint Chinian, Cabardes, Limoux, Muscats, Fitou, Picpoul de Pinet, Clairette du Languedoc, Malepere, Denominations de l’AOC Languedoc
- AOC Languedoc – value for money: AOC Languedoc
2011/2012 Interprofessional asked INAO for help to build the regional hierarchy but was given the Burgundy model which doesn’t work as it’s far more vast than Burgundy.
80% of Carignan in the world are produced in Languedoc
All lower range wines are grouped together as IGP de Terres du Midi in order to compete with other countries with similar price range. Wines providing value for money. This project has just been launched earlier this year.