Fitou wines

Fitou vineyard
Fitou vineyard
  • Wine Region : Languedoc.
  • AOP / AOC: Fitu.
  • Winemaking: Red wine.
  • Main grape varieties: Carignan, Grenache.
  • Accessory grape varieties: Mourvèdre, Syrah.

Land of wines since antiquity, Fitou is also the oldest AOC of Languedoc, recognized since 1948. Located in the department of Aude, this typically Mediterranean terroir is often swept by the tramontane or Cers, the two prevailing winds. Having the virtue of dispelling clouds, they contribute to a high rate of sunshine, favoring the mild winters while the summers are marked by a dry climate. Shared between the Mediterranean and Corbieres,AOC Fitou is distributed over two terroirs: to the east, overlooked by the Leucate plateau, the vineyard comes into contact with the sea and ponds. There, it enjoys predominantly clay-limestone soils. To the west, on steeper slopes where shales are evident, it leans against Mont Tauch. From this variety of geological layers emerges a whole palette of expressive nuances. As in the Aspres neighboring, black grape varieties dominate with Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. They give substance to solar and complex red wines, whose specificities inherited from the two terroirs of the appellation make it possible to perfectly reconcile the taste associations of land and sea. Contributing to the richness of the vineyard, Rivesaltes natural sweet wine et Muscat de Rivesaltes are also produced on the terroir of the appellation.

Where to find Fitou wines?

Domaine Lerys - Wines of Fitou

Domaine Lerys

Independent cellar

A family estate that began in 1861, in Villeneuve les Corbières.

Domaine Lérys - Wines of Fitou

Domaine Lerys

In Villeneuve les Corbières, at the heart of the Fitou AOP border of the Corbières AOP, Alban and Anaïs Izard operate the Domaine ...
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