(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

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Is AOC really the best ?

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Crowley, an authority on the geography of wine, discusses wines in the Languedoc-Roussillon (L-R), area of southern France. French wines, in supposed order of declining quality, are designated : Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC), Vin de Qualité Supérieure (VDQS), Vin de Pays, and Vin Ordinaire. Traditionally, L-R has been the land of table wine for the average Frenchman (and Frenchwomen) to enjoy daily. Recently, some growers in L-R have received AOC designation for wines made from traditional grapes of the region, mainly Carignane, Grenache, and Cinsault. However, growers and wineries focusing on non-traditional grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon produce Vin de Pays that is superior to the L-R AOCs. - (SLD)


Article of periodic

published at : Focus / ISSN 0015-5004

Editor : American Geographical Society, New York, NY - ETATS-UNIS (1950- 2001)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 46, no3  [p. 31]

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