The Appellation Contrôlée Coteaux du Languedoc-Montpeyroux has strict production conditions. The grapes grow on land parcels identified by the producers and approved by the INAO.
Decree of June 1984
Of the 168 communes in the AOC Languedoc, Montpeyroux is the only one entitled to produce AOC Languedoc-Montpeyroux wines.
Grape varieties : Red wines
Principal grapes :
- Grenache N
- Mourvèdre N
- Syrah N
Complementary grapes :
- Carignan N
- Cinsault N
Blend of grapes :
The wines result from blending grapes, grape must or wines, from at least 3 varieties – one principal.
A variety may not represent more than 70% in the blend.
The proportion of principal varieties must be over or equal to 40% of the blend.
Alcohol levels : Grapes for the wines must be picked when well mature and alcohol levels must be over 12%
Yields : The final yields for Montpeyroux must not exceed 50 hectolitres per hectare.
When production from young vines can be used : The AOC Languedoc-Montpeyroux label can only be granted to young vines from their 4th year.
Planting density by hectare : The minimim density is 4,400 plants per hectare
Vine pruning : The vines must be hard pruned with a maximum of 10 buds per stem. Each spur may only have 2 buds.
Maturing : The red wines must mature at least until 15 June of the year following the harvest