Until recently, white wines from the area
could only be classified as “Coteaux du Languedoc”. In 1993, the A.O.C.
Saint-Chinian Syndicate applied to include white wines under the A.O.C.
Finally, in 2004, it was granted and white wines can now be labelled
A.O.C. Saint-Chinian.● Blended wine● Main grape varieties: Grenache
Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Vermentino (or Rolle)● Additional grape
varieties: Carignan Blanc, Clairette, Viognier, Macabeo, Bourboulenc●
Minimum alcohol content: 12°● Maximum yield: 45hl/ha● Typicity: white
wines are distinguished by their complexity of aromas – a blend of
fresh fruits (citrus, apricots), nutty aromatics and soft spices.
Also, if grown on schist soil, notes of mineral and aniseed