Breathtakingly beautiful, the French wine region of the Languedoc-Roussillon stretches from the south of the Rhône Valley all across the Mediterranean coastline to the Spanish border and the Pyrennées getting Spanish influences from the areas of Cotes du Catalan with Granache. It is France’s largest and most diverse wine region. Red, white, rosé, sparkling and sweet wines are produced.
Such diversity can sometimes be confusing to the consumer. To help, the region has recently launched Sud de France, an umbrella brand that aims to help wine drinkers more easily recognize the wines from the region.
The most well known are the AOC’s Corbières, Fitou, Minervois and Côtes de Roussillon. While Cahor, being close by, Has made its mark on the international stage for its long love affair with ‘cot’ otherwise know as Malbec. In addition to these the region probably owes much of its international acclaim to its Vin de Pays wines, where innovation and less stringent wine laws are enabling winemakers to produce both modern, easy drinking, fruit forward wines, as well, as wines with great depth, concentration and aging potential.
The Wines we are showing in This value box include Cahor, Corbieres, Pay D’Oc, areas and from the near by Southern Rhône which shares its love affair with grape varieties such as Syrah Granache and Carignan. Enjoy one of my favourite parts of the wine world that offers terrific value and one of the first areas we started importing from.