Pierre Hourlier Wines

La Clape Wine

La Clape has been recognised as an  AOC, since 2015, in Languedoc, towards the eastern parts of Narbonne. La Clape is also situated just 10 Km from the Mediterranean sea. The region benefits from having a unique climate as well as a particular terroir lending well to the production of red wines in particular. Producing approximately 24,000 hl annually, spanning over 780 ha. This regions production is heavily based on its reds accounting for at least 90%. The majority of the reds are made using the classic southern french varieties of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre. With its southern location, proximity to the sea and Pyrenees La Clape has plenty of sun and is one of the areas with the most sunshine in all of France. The grounds are full of sandstone pebbles, with sandy rich clay earths allowing for quick drainage. These factors allow for the vines to reach their full potential.