Maury AOC is a Vin Doux Naturel (VDN) from Maury and three neighbouring communes (see below) in the Agly valley, in the most northerly area of the Roussillon region of France. The production area covers a potential 1,000ha (2,471 acres) in which other wines such as Rivesaltes AOC (also a VDN) and Côtes du Roussillon–Villages AOC can also be made.

Communes: Maury. | Rasiguères. | Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet. | Tautavel

Vineyard area & wine production: 2002 33,000hl (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.1084).

Terroir: Steep hills. Predominantly black-coloured schist, with areas of clay (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.1084). ‘An enclave of schist within a predominantly limestone and clay zone in the Agly valley (Jonathan Healey: 2002, p.48).

Vineyard area & wine production: 2002 33,000hl (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.1084).

Wine style: 85-100% Grenache Noir, 0-15% other authorised grapes such as Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, and Carignan. The wine is very darkly coloured in youth.

Wineries

Certified BiodynamicLes Terres de Fagayra.