Around 600 BC the Greeks expanded their knowledge of the land to make viticulture flourish in southern Gaul. Thanks to its excellent climate, a mixture between continental and Mediterranean, and the richness and variety of the terrain, known as” terroir “, the Roussillon became a large vineyard whose quality has continued to increase and improve year after year. The wine cultivation spread along the ancient Via Domitia, the Roman road that ran from the current Italy to Hispania.
With 14 AOP and 3 IGP, mainly from 25 different grape varieties, the wines of Roussillon are of great richness, each expressing a character of its own.
The Rousillon is the French hope in terms of winemaking, since, due to its development and potential, it is responsible for the largest wine production in the country, above areas of great name such as Burgundy and Bordeaux. It borders the Mediterranean Sea to the Spanish border. Between the sea and the mountains, Roussillon offers the vine an environment of drought, heat and exceptional terroirs. Its soils are very diverse: limestone, clay, shale, gneiss, granite. The cultivation of the vine is mainly done on narrow terraces.
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