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Wines of roussillon

Shaped like an amphitheater and nestled in the South of France between Spain, the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrenees & the Corbières Mountains, Roussillon is known for its diversity of wines & terroirs. The region’s unique geology and microclimates allows each of the 23 authorized grape varieties to reach its fullest expression in these soils. Bringing together a small community of 2,200 (young) winemakers families, 25 cooperative cellars & 345 private ones, the sunniest region of France produced 22 M gallons in 2015. With its unique patchwork of  micro-terroirs, Roussillon offers a diverse range of wines in all colors (14 PDOs & 3PGIs) including dry still wines and Vins Doux Naturels (Fortified Sweet Wines). Exports figures to the US market in volume are constantly increasing since 2010 (+117% in volume in the five last years and +15% for the price). In 2015 US market share represents 11% of Roussillon exportations in volume. The United States is now the fourth largest export market (in volume) for dry wines in the world and the first export market for Fortified Sweet Wines outside the EU. Most of the region’s exports are dry red & rosé wines (87%), followed by Vins Doux Naturels (8%) and dry white wines (5%).

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