Val d'Orbieu Corbieres Les Deux Rives Blanc 2003 Front Label
Val d'Orbieu Corbieres Les Deux Rives Blanc 2003 Front Label

Val d'Orbieu Corbieres Les Deux Rives Blanc 2003

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    Val d'Orbieu, France
    Les Vignerons du Val d'Orbieu is an association of winegrowers in the Languedoc-Roussillon. The exquisite vineyard stretches from the Pyrénées Mountains to the Rhone River along the Mediterranean coast. Les Vignerons du Val d'Orbieu was established in 1967 by a small group of dynamic winemakers whose vineyards border the picturesque Orbieu River in the heart of the Corbières. One of the largest wine producers in the world, Les Vignerons du Val d'Orbieu is recognized worldwide for high-quality, innovative wine-making, and restoring the reputation of the Languedoc-Roussillon. There are over 37,050 acres planted, with 17 cooperative cellars producing 560,000 hectoliters (3.5million cases) and 200 private cellars producing 190,000 (1.2m cases) of AOC wines. Their 160 Chateaux and Estates in the Languedoc-Roussillon make up 14% of total AOC production, and making them second in varietal wine sales in France, representing 40% of all varieties harvested in the Languedoc-Roussillon.
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    An extensive appellation producing a diverse selection of good-quality and value-priced wines, Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the world’s largest wine-producing region, spanning the Mediterranean coast from the Spanish border to Rhône. Languedoc forms the eastern half of the larger appellation, while Roussillon is in the west; the two actually have quite distinct personalities but are typically grouped together. Languedoc’s terrain is generally flat coastal plains, with a warm Mediterranean climate and a frequent risk of drought. Roussillon, on the other hand, is defined by the rugged Pyrenees mountains and near-constant sunshine.

    Virtually every style of wine is made in this expansive region. Dry wines are often blends, and varietal choice is strongly influenced by the neighboring Rhône Valley. For reds and rosés, the primary grapes include Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre. White varieties include Grenache Blanc, Muscat, Ugni Blanc, Vermentino, Maccabéo, Clairette, Piquepoul and Bourbelenc.

    International varieties are also planted in large numbers here, in particular Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In Roussillon, excellent sweet wines are made from Muscat and Grenache in Rivesaltes, Banyuls and Maury. The key region for sparkling wines here is Limoux, where Blanquette de Limoux is believed to have been the first sparkling wine made in France, even before Champagne. Crémant de Limoux is produced in a more modern style.

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    Full-bodied and flavorful, white Rhône blends originate from France’s Rhône Valley. Today these blends are also becoming popular in other regions. Typically some combination of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier form the basis of a white Rhône blend with varying degrees of flexibility depending on the exact appellation. Somm Secret—In the Northern Rhône, blends of Marsanne and Roussanne are common but the south retains more variety. Marsanne, Roussanne as well as Bourboulenc, Clairette, Picpoul and Ugni Blanc are typical.

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