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Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon

A vast area in the south of France between the Rhône and the foothills of the Pyrenees, the Languedoc-Roussillon produces 40 per cent of the nation's wine and has recently undergone a vinicultural revolution. 

Until 20 years ago the majority of wines from this region were of a poor standard and produced in vast quantities destined for the European...

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    • Origin
    • France
    • South of France
    • Languedoc
    Rich aromas of spicy blackcurrants. Full and rich on the palate with notes of chocolate treacle, finish is long, peppery and savoury. Read More
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    • Origin
    • Southern France
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
    A gorgeous full bodied blend of red grapes commonly grown in the South of France. Ample ripe black fruit aromas are present throughout and are joined ... Read More
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    • Origin
    • France
    A soft, yet deceptively complex Merlot from the south of France. Fresh plum and cassis give way to a hint of violets on the finish. Read More
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    • Origin
    • France
    • Languedoc-Roussilon
    A deep garnet red hue with purple hints. The nose is complex anr rich with rosemary, blackcurrant and black cherry aromas. Full and smooth in the mout... Read More
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    • Origin
    • Southern France
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
    A bright and punchy Merlot with distinctive plum character and a velvety finish. Read More
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    • Origin
    • Minervois
    • Southern France
    Intense on the nose with a hint of lemon. The bouquet speaks of orange zest and orange blossom intermingled with aromas of toasted hazelnuts, cocoa an... Read More
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    • Origin
    • France
    • South of
    Crisp, fresh and packed full of gooseberry and citrus fruits. A delightful wine which is perfect as an aperetif or with fresh seafood. Read More
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    • Origin
    • Southern France
    • Languedoc
    Elegant and finely balanced with a luscious creaminess which is reminiscent of the whites of Burgundy. An exquisite Chardonnay from the Languedoc. Read More
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    • Origin
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    A wine which is light in body and has a lower than usual alcohol content. Citru, gooseberry and apricot on the nose and palate. Crisp and refreshing. Read More
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    • Origin
    • Languedoc
    • Southern France
    A very fresh and zingy wine from the south of France that is perfect for any summer day and pairs perfectly with seafood. Read More
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    • Origin
    • France
    A nose of ripe black plums and rich redcurrant lead into a palate which is soft and smooth with a subtle suggestion of cassis and wood smoke. Read More
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    • Origin
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    Soft plum and juicy winter berries dominate the palate on this velvety red from the South of France. Read More
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    Citrus, gooseberry and freshly cut grass on both the nose and palate with a refreshing finish. Read More
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    This is a fresh and fruity dry white from the South of France.  Pale straw in colour with a zesty appley flavours intermingled with soft tropical fru... Read More
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wine lake but since the 1980s there has been a change of ethos and remarkable results.  The Languedoc-Roussillon has become a region of exciting variety and escalating quality, and though the areas of Corbières and Minervois have been at the forefront of this improvement they are by no means the only wines worth seeking out.

Styles of Wine

The Languedoc-Roussillon is as varied in its styles as could be.  White, sparkling, rosé and 90 per cent of France's dessert wines, known as vins doux naturel, come from the region, but it is for its reds that it is largely significant.  The wines of Corbières and Minervois are the most famous, though other AOCs are improving all the time and the region's vin de pays, usually labelled as Vin de Pays d'Oc, can be excellent for both quality and value.

Key Vines

The region once had a great variety of vines, but disease and declining markets have sounded the death knell for many.  Cinsault, Grenache and Carignan are the three great survivors that produce much of the red wine of the Languedoc-Roussillon.  Traditional white vines include Ugni Blanc, Vermentino, Bourboulenc and Muscat.

In the last 20 years there has been a great deal of planting of international varieties.  Syrah and Mourvèdre are permitted in several AOC wines, but Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier are not and will be classed as Vin de Pays d'Oc with the name of the grape on the label.  These represent some of the finest wines on offer in the region.

Climate and Terroir

It is a very large region but the climate is generally a Mediterranean one.  Its winters are mild and sufficiently wet, the summers are warm and dry and it is reliable enough to not carry the risk of a disastrous vintage.  The soil, however, is varied and allows for individuality in the grapes that are grown.

Prior to the '80s the trend had been to plant vineyards on the plains, where the conditions for the grape grower were easiest.  Sadly, conditions for the drinker were less than ideal as this approach led to weak and insipid wines.  In recent years, with the improvement of ambition and knowledge, vines have been planted in the poor soil of slopes where little else will grow and these harder-working grapes have produced far more rewarding results.

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