These two areas in the South of France come together to form the largest wine region in the country and though often overlooked, they produce some exceptional fine wines. The Languedoc region produces mainly red wines and having had to sacrifice quality land in the 19th century as a result of Phylloxera, it has come a long way in the last thirty years. Despite its erratic rains and strong winds, Languedoc uses its Mediterranean climate to produce diverse and excellent fine wines. Although Syrah and others are often used, the main grape here is Carignan, which achieves wonders with this vast land of differing soils.
South of Languedoc is Roussillon which lies near the Spanish border. Whilst producing great traditional wines, the Roussillon fine wines are generally lightly fortified wines called vins doux naturels and include the outstanding Maury and Rivesaltes made from white Muscat grapes and the Banyuls grand crus made from red Grenache. These fine wines are powerful and sophisticated with amazing ageing potential.
France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Pays d'Oc | Rosé Wine | Bottle (0.75)Part of a quality focused co-operative near Carcasonne in Languedoc, La Croix produces wines of great... Read More