Located northwest of Montpellier, the vineyards of the Terrasses du Larzac
are heavily influenced by the cool air that comes down off the Larzac plateau, symbolized by Mount Baudile rising to over 850m. Geographically, the area is pretty unique, with day and night-time temperature variations that can be as wide as 20 degrees in summer. This means that the grapes mature slowly and steadily, resulting in aromatic complexity and freshness in the wines.
To bring out the very best of this great terroir, the Terrasses du Larzac wine producers have a range of 5 Languedoc grape varieties to choose from (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan). With these they can express the character of the many different soil types (clay-limestone, ruffes, pebbles, etc.), each of which influences the grapes differently. The very careful blending work (minimum of 3 varieties) and at least 12 months’ ageing make the appellation’s wines truly unique.
The Terrasses du Larzac has enjoyed full AOC status since 2014.
More informations on the website of the wines of Terrasses du Larzac