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The history of Languedoc wines can be traced to the first vineyards planted along the coast near Narbonne by the early Greeks in the fifth century BC. Along with parts of Provence, these are the oldest planted vineyards in France. Languedoc has belonged to France since the 13th century and Roussillon was acquired by Spain in the mid-17th century. The two regions were joined as one region in the late 1980s.

The composition of soil in the Languedoc varies from chalk, limestone, gravel based soils (inland), and more alluvial soils near the coast. Numerous grape varieties including those considered to be  ‘international’ are cultivated in the Languedoc region, among these are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Mouvedre, Grenache, Syrah, and Viognier.

Producers from Languedoc