Terrasses du Larzac

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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The highest named terroir in the languedoc was promoted to full aoc status for its distinctive reds in 2014. The elevation of these foothills of the Cévennes entails dramatic temperature variation, sometimes as much as 20 °C/36 °F between day and night. The decidedly infertile soils include clay, limestone, pebbles, and shingle. The required blend of Languedoc grape varieties is dominated by Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvèdre with, possibly, some Cinsaut and Carignan.