Today we invite you to discover the IGP Pays d’Oc. As a reminder, the protected geographical indication (PGI) allows consumers to identify an agricultural product, the quality, production or reputation of which are associated with its geographical origin.
IGP Pays d'Oc: an appellation extended to multiple realities
IGP Pays d'Oc is an appellation that crosses 4 departments, i.e. 120,000 hectares: Gard, Hérault, Aude and the Eastern Pyrenees. It is a protected geographical indication with very different geological and geographical realities. The Languedoc Roussillon region is made up of plains, valleys, hillsides, terraces, mountains...
The soils are also very rich and diverse. There are soils composed of pebbles, clays and tawny sands towards the beaches. The soils can also be: limestone, shale, clay or stony gravel on the plains and hillsides...
This large territory confers a diversity of climate ranging from Mediterranean influences to temperate ones.
Working with IGP Pays d'Oc wines allows you to discover all the richness of the Languedoc Roussillon terroirs.
Freedom and creativity:
The IGP Pays d'Oc was driven by professionals in the sector. The winegrowers had a very specific project, that of gaining freedom in the composition of their wines, outside the specifications of their respective appellations. So in 1987, the winegrowers who fought for the freedom to make varietal wine while being recognized in their geographical area saw their wish granted with the creation of the IGP Pays d'Oc!
Creativity and freedom led these men to create this new protected geographical indication.From now on, more than 58 grape varieties fall within the specifications of this IGP, whether as a blend or as a single grape variety: such as Merlot and Syrah for the reds, Sauvignon and Chardonnay for the whites or even Cinsault or Grenache. gray for the rosés!
IGP Pays d'Oc allows you to free yourself from traditional codes and offer original modern wines by taking advantage of the richness of the Languedoc Roussillon vineyards