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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 La hiérarchisation des Coteaux du Languedoc: une application concrète du zonage vitivinicole

La hiérarchisation des Coteaux du Languedoc: une application concrète du zonage vitivinicole

Abstract

L’A.O.C. Coteaux du Languedoc est située dans le Sud de la France, dans la partie Ouest de la bordure méditerranéenne. Elle forme un vaste amphithéâtre largement ouvert sur la mer méditerranée. L’Appellation a été constituée en 1960 par le regroupement de 14 anciennes petites appellations d’origine représentant 55 communes éparpillées dans les départements de l’Aude, de l’Hérault et du Gard. Par la suite, plusieurs extensions successives ont conduit à un ensemble actuellement composé de 168 communes.
Un travail de hiérarchisation avec la reconnaissance de sous régions a débuté en 1982 avec l’individualisation des appellations St Chinian et Faugères puis Picpoul de Pinet ( vin blanc issu du seul cépage piquepoul) et Pic St Loup (1994). En 1995, face à de nouvelles demandes de reconnaissance en appellation sous régionales de la part de certaines anciennes appellations d’origine, l’Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) a estimé que les demandes ne correspondaient pas à des secteurs cohérents en terme de terroirs et a demandé qu’une étude complète de zonage viti-vinicole soit réalisée sur l’ensemble de l’aire Coteaux du Languedoc par un spécialiste en la matière : Jean-Claude JACQUINET, qui avait mis au point la méthode dite de la Chambre d’agriculture de l’Aude.
Cette étude a été rendue en mars 1997 et nous en présentons ici les grandes lignes.

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Publication date: January 12, 2022

Issue: Terroir 2004

Type: Article

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Jacques Fanet

Directeur du Syndicat des Coteaux du Languedoc,
Au Mas de Saporta – CS 30030 – 34875 LATTES

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