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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Montpeyroux, the highest named cru within the languedoc aoc and one of the most exciting. It produces mainly but not exclusively red wine. Although Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre are the principal varieties and, between them, must constitute 60% of any blend, Carignan was long the dominant vine variety and Domaine d’Aupilhac has shown from the early 1990s that fine wine can be made of old-vine Carignan, and Cinsaut. drought is a common summer problem and yields on these rocky slopes are notably low.