Originally called Coteaux du Languedoc, this appellation was replaced in May 2007 by the AOP Languedoc. AOP Languedoc extends along the Mediterranean from the Spanish border to Nîmes, ascending the foothills of the Montagne Noire and the Cevennes. The AOP Languedoc covers an area of more than 10000 hectares.
The nature of the soil of the AOP Languedoc is extremely varied, mainly composed of limestone and schistous soils but also “grave” (a clean said ground, established by big particles but without clays) due to the many rivers and rivers of Languedoc Roussillon.
Languedoc appellation has counted up to 17 sub-appellations: Clairette of Languedoc, La Clape, Quatourze, Faugères, Montpellier Sandstone, La Méjanelle, Montpeyroux, Pezenas, Cabrieres, Pic Saint Loup, Saint-Chinian, Drézery, Saint-Georges-d’Orques, Saint-Saturnin, Terres de Béziers, Terres de Sommières and Vérargues. The Picpoul de Pinet came out of the Languedoc appellation in 2013 and the Terrasses du Larzac in 2014.