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 appellation is located in the centre of the French wine region Languedoc. The red wine was classified as AOC in 1982, the white wine in 2005. The wines belong to the highest quality category "Crus du Languedoc". To the east is Saint-Chinian. The vineyards cover some 2,000 vines at an altitude of 250 metres above sea level on the slate and clay soils known as "Monts de Faugères", which predominate here on the steep slopes of the Montagne Noire (foothills of the Cévennes). They cover the seven communes of Autignac, Cabrerolles, Caussiniojouls, Faugères, Fos, Laurens and Roquessels in the department of Hérault.

Red wine and rosé are blended from Carignan Noir(Mazuelo), Cinsaut, Grenache Noir(Garnacha Tinta), Lladoner Pelut(Garnacha Peluda), Mourvèdre(Monastrell) and Syrah. The white wine is produced from Grenache Blanc(Garnacha Blanca), Marsanne, Roussanne and Rolle(Vermentino), as well as Bourboulenc, Carignan Blanc, Clairette Blanche and Macabeo. The Eau-de-vie Fine Faugères is also classified as AOC. Well-known producers are Domaine Alquier, Domaine Léon Barral, Domaine de Cébène, Château de Estanilles, Château de Grézan, CV de Laurens, Château la Liquière, Maurel Vedeau, Domaine du Météore and Domaine Ollier-Taillefer.

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.

26,410 Keywords · 47,049 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,744 Pronunciations · 205,895 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon