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Domaine de la Borde Longue, in Roquetaillade

Roquetaillade (meaning 'cut rock') is a picturesque village perched on rock surrounding its 12th century church and fort.

The estate began here and is where winery is located in a 70 metre long farm building (Borde Longue means 'long farm' in Occitan).

This 10 ha vineyard includes parcels of Chardonnay called Sainte Marie and Sainte Anne and some Chenin blanc in La Rivière held back from the sale of Domaine de l’Aigle; all the reds planted for the new AOC Limoux and plantings of Pinot Noir Champagne clones for sparkling wines.

The Limoux production zone was the first to have an AOC in the Languedoc in 1938: for Blanquette, followed by Crémant de Limoux in 1990 made from at least 3 varieties.

'Still' white wine production based on Chardonnay and Chenin dates from 1993. These wines must be made using oak casks.

More recently, the Limoux appellation was extended to reds in 2004.