The Languedoc-Montpeyroux Appellation
The AOC Languedoc-Montpeyroux situated 40 kilometres to the north-west of Montpellier, nestles in the foothills of the Larzac and the magnificent Séranne, it is overlooked by the splendid Mont Baudille.
The vineyards grow at altitudes of between 120 and 350 metres.
Typically Mediterranean, the climate here is affected by dominant north and north-west winds from the plateaux. It’s not unusual to be affected by the gusty Tramontane wind in Montpeyroux whilst all is calm at the neighbouring villages of Gignac or Aniane. The good health of the grapes is much encouraged by this more or less constant wind.
Type of soil
AOC Languedoc-Montpeyroux unique characteristics spring primarily from the complex clay and limestone soils. Dating to Jurassic and Quaternary periods, they bear witness to a turbulent and varied geological history. The soils’ ability to drain well acts as a natural regulator. The terroir consists of various different types of soil :
- Hillsides sprinkled with lava stones
- The Riss terraces with small filtering pebbles
- Ice age scree forming ‘arid’ stony soils
- Hard blue marl
- Terra rossa or red clay