Fitou has somewhere in the region of a dozen or so wine producers in the village and closeby where visitors can taste the local produce.
Fitou is a famous wine region in the Languedoc-Roussillon area. Fitou is a blend of different grapes, such as Carignan, Grenache, Lladoner Pelut, and often also Mourvèdre and Syrah. Fitou wines are best when enjoyed fairly young (although some excellent "reservés" exist as well). They are well rounded and have a fresh fruity flavor with berry aromas. I absolutely love the wine from that area. I don't have to mention that the majority of their wines is red? Although you may also come across some delicious rosé wines. Another fine although slightly different wine is Muscat de Rivesaltes, a sweet dessert wine from Rivesaltes.
The Fitou label covers wines from the following places:
- Cascastel-des-Corbières and Villeneuve-les-Corbières (Durban-Corbières region)
- Paziols and Tuchan (Tuchan region)
- Caves, Fitou, La Palme, Leucate and Treilles (Sigean region)
There is a large number of wonderful wineries in Fitou itself and in the other places mentioned, so I figured that a general recommendation would do. I feel it's best to visit different local wineries and sample their wines according to taste. Those villages are packed with wineries - you can't miss them. I'm sure you'll find something you like, plus it's great fun to go wine tasting. Cheers! Remember: don't drink and drive! And don't drive and drink either!!