LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON

Languedoc-Roussillon is a term which not appear on wine labels, but has long been used by administrators, retailers, writers and other wine professionals. It groups together various appellations in the south of France from Nîmes and Montpellier in the east, around the Mediterranean to the Spanish border. The coverage implied by the term goes beyond the catch-all Côtes du Roussillon and Languedoc AOPs. It also includes more geographically focussed AOCs such as Minervois (and its subzones) or Banyuls. Various IGPs come under the banner.