With the 2007 vintage this became an official AOC and now serves as the base tier for the new tier 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. This level represents about 30% of total AOC production.
Wines labeled AOC Languedoc must meet the following requirements:
- Grapes can be sourced from any AOC delimited area in Languedoc
- Wines must be a blend of at least two grape varieties; for reds this includes Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Carignan and Lledoner Pleut. For whites this includes Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Vermentino, Clairette and Piquepoul