There are numerous AOCs in Languedoc. Still wine dominates production, but there are appellations for sparkling wines and sweet wines as well. Until recently, there was no visible hierarchy for the consumer. In 2007, the CIVL implemented the first steps to bring a more recognizable hierarchical system to the AOCs of Languedoc.


Languedoc Wines

From the beginning, wines bearing the AOC Languedoc designation have been distinguished by their strong quality to price ratio and represent table wines perfect for everyday drinking. In terms of quantity, this level represents about 25% of total production of AOC wines from Languedoc.

With the 2007 vintage this became an official AOC and now serves as the base of the system. Prior to 2007, there existed AOC Coteaux du Languedoc and 15 different sub-appellations could attach themselves to this nomenclature. Each of these sub-appellations is now working towards separate categorization in their own right. The term Coteaux du Languedoc will continue to appear on labels through the 2017 vintage.


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AOC Languedoc – Red – White – Rosé 

  • AOC Languedoc:
    • Cabrières – Red, Rosé
    • Grès de Montpellier – Red
    • La Méjanelle – Red
    • Montpeyroux – Red
    • Pézenas – Red
    • Quatourze – Red
    • Saint‐Christol – Red
    • Saint Drézéry – Red
    • Saint‐Georges‐d’Orques – Red
    • Saint‐Saturnin – Red, Rosé
    • Sommières – Red

IGP areas in Languedoc:

  • IGP Aude
  • IGP Cevennes
  • IGP Cite de Carcassonne
  • IGP Coteaux d’Enserune
  • IGP Coteaux de Beziers
  • IGP Coteaux de Narbonne
  • IGP Coteaux de Peyriac
  • IGP Coteaux du Pont de Gard
  • IGP Cotes de Thau
  • IGP Cotes de Thongue
  • IGP Gard
  • IGP Haute Vallee de l’Aude
  • IGP Haute Vallee de l’Orbe
  • IGP Le Pays Cathare
  • IGP Pays d’Herault
  • IGP Sable de Camargue
  • IGP Saint Guilhem le Desert
  • IGP Vallee du Paradis
  • IGP Vallee du Torgan