Wines of La Clape

La Clape vineyard
La Clape vineyard
  • Wine Region : Languedoc.
  • AOP / AOC: La Clap.
  • Vinifications: red wine | White wine.
  • Main grape varieties: (red wines) Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Syrah | (white wines) Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Piquepoul, Roussanne, Vermentino.
  • Accessory grape varieties: (red wines) Carignan, Cinsault | (white wines) Macabeu, Terret Blanc, Viognier.

If the landscape of La Clape stands out like a spectacular promontory in the Narbonne landscape, the impression owes nothing to chance. Already known to the Phoenicians and then occupied by the Romans, this pearl of the Narbonne vineyards was first an island that offered hospitable shelters to navigators. Later, around the XNUMXthe century, the alluvium carried by the Aude eventually welded it to the continent. Raised on cliffs, covered with scrubland and umbrella pines, bordered by ponds and dominating the sea, the La Clape massif is also the site of an exceptional, typically Mediterranean PDO. In the vines exposed to the thirteen winds of the region, the typical grape varieties of the appellation are grown. For the elaboration of the reds, Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault dominate, while Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc, Marsanne or even Roussanne mainly compose the whites. If rosé is excluded from the appellation, it also produces Cartagena, liqueur wine typical of the region obtained by blending fresh grape must and wine brandy.

La Clape wines on display

Cave of Gruissan

Cave of Gruissan

Wine cooperative

The reference winery at the convergence of La Clape and Corbières.

video logo The appellation La Clape

by Frédéric Vrinat, director of the Cave of Gruissan

Where to find and taste La Clape wines?

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