You are using an old browser that may not function as expected.
For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

The liqueur wine area is located in the Roussillon wine-growing region at the foot of the Pyrenees directly on the Spanish border. It is the southernmost appellation in France. The AOC Collioure is produced from the grapes not used for liqueur wine production, the area of which is congruent with that of Banyuls. The vineyards on steep slopes on the coast facing the Mediterranean cover around 1,400 hectares of vineyards on slate soils in the four municipalities of Banyuls-sur-Mer, Cerbère, Collioure and Port-Vendres. One of the most famous sweet, fortified Vin doux naturel is produced here. Due to the poor soil, there are only very low yields of less than 20 hectolitres per hectare. The grapes reach a high level of ripeness and often shrivel up on the vine like sultanas (roughly comparable to a Trockenbeerenauslese). In some cases, the mash is already sprayed (mutage sur grains), which results in an intensive extraction of the colour and aroma substances.

Voices of our members

Thomas Götz

Serious sources on the internet are rare - and Wine lexicon from wein.plus is one such source. When researching for my articles, I regularly consult the wein.plus encyclopaedia. There I get reliable and detailed information.

Thomas Götz
Weinberater, Weinblogger und Journalist; Schwendi

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,412 Keywords · 47,046 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,746 Pronunciations · 206,128 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon