Located south of Carcassonne, the Limoux vineyard rises to the foothills of the Pyrenees. The vines thrive on stepped hills between 100 and 450 m above sea level. Bordering on the terroir of Corbieres to the east and that of Malepere to the west, the appellation occupies a middle position between oceanic and Mediterranean climate. The climatic confluence combined with strong topographic contrasts structure the vineyard in four terroirs:
Enjoying an exceptional configuration in Languedoc, the territory federates no less than 5 appellations of origin. If still wines are present there in Red wine et White wine, the vineyard owes its historical notoriety to its sparkling wines produced according to three appellations: Blanquette of Limoux, Blanquette ancestral method et Limoux Cremant.
A round of grape varieties
La stew developed according to ancestral method made grape variety Mauzac its exclusive grape variety. The Chardonnay in majority and the Chenin more discreet are also found in the vineyard. They contribute to the vinification of still white wines and other sparkling wines. The Chardonnay in particular expresses on the cool soils of the appellation a range of expressions unmatched in Languedoc. The terroir also contains Pinot Noir that the requirements of the specifications are intended only for assembly in Limoux Cremant pink. For still red wines, the Merlot must be at least 50% majority. For the rest, it coexists with oceanic and Mediterranean grape varieties: Cot, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cabernets. As for the Pinot noir, present in the Limoux region but rare in Occitania, it can also be appreciated in cuvées produced in IGP Pays d'Oc or in Vin de France.