The Languedoc-Roussillon wine growing region runs along the Mediterranean coastline, from Nîmes to Carcassonne. Its huge territory (over 200,000 hectares) represents approximately one third of France's wine production. It has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Many different terroirs are found here along with a large number of grape varieties, such as, Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault, which are typical of Languedoc red wines. Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Macabeu, Bourboulenc, Muscat and Picpoul are the main grape varieties used for the production of white wine in Languedoc Roussillon.Naturally, this vast wine growing region offers a wide range of appellations: Corbières, Saint-Chinian, Faugères, Languedoc Pic Saint loup, Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet, Minervois and Limoux. Natural sweet wine appellations are also found here, such as, Muscats de Frontignan, Lunel, Mireval and St Jean de Minervois.