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Côtes du Roussillon

By far the largest appellation in the Roussillon wine-growing region, which covers the entire department of Pyrénées-Orientales. The vineyards cover 8,800 hectares of vines in 125 communes. Red wine and rosé must be blended from at least two main varieties and one secondary variety: Carignan Noir(Mazuelo) with a maximum of 60%, Grenache Noir(Garnacha Tinta), Lladoner Pelut(Garnacha Peluda) and Cinsaut. The secondary varieties Syrah, Mourvèdre and Macabeo must not exceed 20%. The white wine is composed of Macabeo, Grenache Blanc(Garnacha Blanca), Marsanne, Roussanne, Rolle(Vermentino) and Malvoisie de Roussillon(Torbato)

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