WINES OF LANGUEDOC
The Languedoc is one of the world's oldest wine-growing regions dating back
thousands of years. It stretches from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean Sea.
The appellations of this region include Corbières, Coteaux du Languedoc,
Minervois, Saint-Chinian, Faugères, Minervois La Livinière,
Fitou, Cabardès, Malepère, Clairette du Languedoc, Les Muscats
and Limoux sparkling wines. It is a diverse region of arid soils, rolling
valleys, terraced hillsides and seacoast. The wines of this region reflect
this diversity full-bodied, robust, well-rounded and perfectly structured.
In Languedoc's creative climate, growers are experimenting with noble grape
varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon
Blanc). As they are not traditional Languedoc varieties, growers cannot use
the AOC designation. In some instances, these "Vins de Pays" command
higher prices than the AOC's of the region.
Whites : Muscat, Mauzac, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Terret, Clairette, Picpoul
de Pinet, Viognier, Roussane, Vermentino (Rolle)
Reds : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Mouvdre, Carignan, Cinsault