La Clape has been recognised as an AOC, since 2015, located towards the eastern parts of Narbonne, 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 and spanning over 780 hectares, this regions production is heavily based on its reds, accounting for at least 90%. The majority of the these 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.