“Exploring the diversity of the AOP Wines from Roussillon, the region blessed by God”. Presented by oenologist Eric ARACIL, export manager for the Roussillon Wines Council (CIVR)
Shaped like an amphitheater and nestled in the South of France between Spain, the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrenees& the Corbières Mountains, Roussillon is known for its diversity of wines& terroirs. The region’s unique geology and micro-climates allows each of the 23 authorized grape varieties to reach its fullest expression in these soils. Bringing together a small community of 2,200 (young) winemakers families, 25 cooperative cellars & 345 private ones, the sunniest region of France produced 850 622 HL in 2015. With its unique patchwork of micro-terroirs, Roussillon offers a diverse range of wines in all colors (14 AOP & 3 IGP) including dry still wines and Vins Doux Naturels (Fortified Sweet Wines).