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TUNISIAN WINE

The Tunisian vineyards cover an area of 18,000 hectares, mainly on the North of the country. The greatest vineyard region is placed in Governorate of Nabeul. All tunisian vineyards annually produce more than 350.000 hectoliters of wine. Main Tunisian producer is the company Les Vignerons de Carthage link (more than 60% of Tunisian production).

Wine varieties

Tunisian vineyards are distinguished by certain characteristics.
Richness and diversity making any distinction. The Tunisian vineyard owes its reputation to the diversity of soils, perhaps one of the best in the Mediterranean. The wines combines modern and typical Mediterranean character. The best vineyards are located in the north but also in the hills of the hinterland. On them are grown especially red wine varieties. In addition to the traditional Carignan are often grown as a global varieties Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Typical white cultivars grown in Tunisia are Muscat, Chardonnay and Uni Blanc.

Controlled designation of origin

"Controlled designation of origin" (French: "Appellation d’origine contrôlée" - AOC) is the originaly French certification granted to certain geografical indications of wines and other agriculture products. As Tunisia in the past belonged to French political and economical system, Tunisia still uses AOC system to granted vineyards regions, to prove, that wine production origin in that area. Tunisia has 7 controlled designation of origin:

  • AOC Grand Cru Mornag
  • AOC Mornag
  • AOC Côteaux de Tebourba
  • AOC Sidi Salem
  • AOC Kelibia
  • AOC Thibar
  • AOC Côteaux d'Utique

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