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Corbieres is an appellation in the Languedoc region in the south of France. Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees, it contains so many different soil types and microclimates that it has been subdivided into 11 terroirs. These are: Montagne d'Alaric, Saint Victor, Fontfroide, Queribus, Boutenac, Termenès, Lézignan, Lagrasse, Sigean, Durban, and Serviès.

The most common grape variety is Carignan, but Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, and others are increasingly common. Corbieres Boutenac has been granted its own subappellation for wines that are made of at least 30 percent Carignan.

Most of the wines are ripe, powerful reds, but some white wine is also made from varieties such as Bourboulenc, Maccabeo, and Grenache Blanc.
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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Pinot Meunier

    History of the grape: The name derives from the floury coating on the underside of the grape leaves; “meunier’ is Fre...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

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  • Gerard Bertrand la Forge Corbieres Boutenac 2002


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • I have spent years searching for the best twelve dollar bottle of red wine on the planet and I think I have narrowed it down to Corbieres. Perhaps I am just a fan of Carignan with the subtle dairy farm undertone it brings but REALLY. Fabulous wines at a third the price of any Rhone, Burgundy, or Bordeaux that one can find. God SAVE Corbieres,...

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  • Really Big Al.-  I have had several bottles of Corbieres in my time and they are usually very good and extremely good value. As you have already found out,not all French wine is expensive and there are some lovely wines in the less fashionable appellations especially from the 'petit chateau' Hunting them down has given me great pleasure over the... Read More

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  • Great responses from you guys.  I too love the Spanish wines and find ... ... ... 2013 Castelmavre 'Corbieres' is a nice red blend of 45% Grenache (20 year old), 45% Syrah (20 year old), 10% Carignan (40 year old).  I would say it's slightly more tannic than the Bordeaux wine and has a bit less fruit on the first taste, but it's more consiste... Read More

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  • Domaine Sainte-Eugénie Rosé Blend Corbières Rosé 2007


    spiced nose, and sweet berries on palate. quite unlike the usual wines from Languedoc... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Château de Cabriac Corbières 2013


    Dense, semi opaque purple coloration with brown hues around the rim. Meaty aromas primarily, tons of dark berry, booze, hints of raw coffee bean and herbal/grassy notes. Flavors that are fleshy, medicinal Earthy/herbal notes, tea leaf astringency, and a medium body. Smooth finish and on the palate, the alcohol is well hidden and after the swa... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • I attended this event yesterday evening. I reckon there were about 40 people ... spicy finish.I also liked a Corbieres from Domaine du Grand Arc. Before I left I had a glass of Banyuls Grand Cru from Domaine du Traginer. Some of the other guests had never heard of Banyuls but I had my first glass many years ago in a restaurant in Banyuls. This... Read More

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  • Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Gris de Gris 2015


    Somewhat chubby fruit aromas of cherry and strawberry in the nose. This is refreshing and zesty in the mouth with more notes of cherry, strawberry and adding watermelon, citrus zest and green apple with a bit of wood on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Château du Grand Caumont Corbières Cuvée Spéciale 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Gerard Bertrand Corbieres 2011


    Fruity, light, but a variety of flavors Read More

    Wine review by tjjm

  • Château la Condamine " Elixir " Fût de Chêne Rouge 2008


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    Wine review by KQ1000000

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