Cabrières, Hérault

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Cabrières
Site of the chateau of Cabrières
Site of the chateau of Cabrières
Coat of arms of Cabrières
Coat of arms
Cabrières is located in France
Cabrières
Cabrières
Coordinates: 43°34′41″N 3°21′48″E / 43.5781°N 3.3633°E / 43.5781; 3.3633Coordinates: 43°34′41″N 3°21′48″E / 43.5781°N 3.3633°E / 43.5781; 3.3633
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Béziers
Canton Montagnac
Intercommunality Clermontais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Gairaud
Area1 29.02 km2 (11.20 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 456
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34045 / 34800
Elevation 76–481 m (249–1,578 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Cabrières is a commune in the Hérault department in southern France. It is noted for its flourishing wine industry.

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Viticulture[edit]

Cabrières wine is marketed under the AOC Coteaux du Languedoc. This is the smallest of the Languedoc Roussillon appellations.

Grape varieties permitted are:

The Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah varieties combined must add up to a minimum of 50%.

The majority of wine production takes place in the Cave Coopérative des Vignerons de l'Estabel, which has been bottling wine since 1948. Other production wineries are Le Domaine du Temple, le Château des Deux Rocs, le Clos Romain, le Mas de Valbrune and le Mas Cauvi. All told, Cabrières wine production is restricted to 20,000 hectolitres.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1836 600 —    
1841 626 +4.3%
1851 653 +4.3%
1856 691 +5.8%
1861 731 +5.8%
1866 712 −2.6%
1872 709 −0.4%
1876 704 −0.7%
1881 629 −10.7%
1886 612 −2.7%
1891 548 −10.5%
1896 553 +0.9%
1901 570 +3.1%
1906 552 −3.2%
1911 566 +2.5%
1921 570 +0.7%
1926 545 −4.4%
1931 570 +4.6%
1962 461 −19.1%
1968 415 −10.0%
1975 364 −12.3%
1982 330 −9.3%
1990 307 −7.0%
1999 338 +10.1%
2008 456 +34.9%

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