Languedoc Wine

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The people of this region once spoke Occitan, in which one said “oc” instead of “oui” to mean “yes,” hence Langue d’Oc. Though known for making low-quality wines in vast quantity, it nevertheless offers a diverse array of grape varieties and wine styles, and many producers have begun to focus on quality in response to international competition from other exporters of very cheap wine.

The climate is Mediterranean. The workhorse grape Carignan is still the most planted here, but this is changing; Syrah, Grenache, Cinsaut, Mourvedre, and a host of international varieties are also common. The Languedoc is best-known for ripe, intense red wines like St-Chinian, Corbieres, and Faugeres, but one can also find crisp white wines made from Picpoul, sparkling wines from the region of Limoux, and an increasing number of dessert wines.

Cult producers like Mas Jullien and Mas Cal Demoura, whose wines command high prices and worldwide acclaim, are located here Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Languedoc View all

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of Languedoc

  • Cabardès

    The Cabardes is a small appellation [ only 500 hectares under vine ] created in 1999 for red an...

  • Minervois

      Minervois is an appellation created in 1985,although viticulture here goes back to at leas...

  • Corbières

      Corbieres is an appellation in the Languedoc region in the south of France. Located in the...

  • Coteaux du Languedoc

    Coteaux de Languedoc is an appellation in the Languedoc. It is extremely large and difficult to...

  • Coteaux du Languedoc la Clape

Popular Wineries in Languedoc View all

  • Mas des Dames

    Mas des Dames is a former 18th century farmhouse surrounded by 14 hectares of vines, in the hills...

  • Château La Bastide

    Our domaine is situated on the north end of the Appellation "CORBIERES" , in the AUDE county, 5 k...

  • Château Paul Mas

    There are contact detail;s and a description for this estate on this site under 'Domaines Paul ...

  • Domaine d'Aupilhac

    The Domaine d'Aupilhac is in Montpeyroux, some 36 kms north-west of Montpellier. Our Cave, cre...

  • Château de Cabriac

    The Château Cabriac is found in Corbières facing the Black mountain, in the foothills of the Ceve...

  • Château Maris

    British bio-dynamic wine maker Robert Eden has built the world’s first hemp cellar in the Cru ...

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Languedoc on Snooth

  • Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose Cuvee Thomas Jefferson 2016

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    Binny's 12/2018. Christmas day 2018. Shared with my beautiful wife while we made the Bacon and Beef Stew from a Basically recipe. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages Bila Haut White 2015

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    The 2015 Bila Haut Blanc Cotes du Roussillon is a masterful blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Marsanne and other varieties; it has aged gracefully over the 3 years it has stood in the bottle, evoking rich spicy fig, orange, more spice and orange peel on entry... but measured out perfectly. A steal, but drink up now and buy up the 2016. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Seigneurie de Balbiac Limoux 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Gerard Bertrand Minervois 2013

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    a stitch bitter on the nose but pleasant after it crossed the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Aegerter 'Les Enfants Terribles' Pays D' Oc France Chardonnay 2017

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    while it is very smooth and fresh for a Chardonnay it may need to spend more time in the bottle Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Gerard Bertrand Terroir Picpoul de Pinet 2016

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    while it was good to taste the variety one realizes why some wines are best when used to blend with others Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • had this with a rack of lamb and damn is this good.Year in and year out this is ... as it get at this level in Languedo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Racine Cremant de Limoux Brut

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    Crisp green apple and creamy almond notes with oat straw and lemon notes on the nose. Lively and zesty in the mouth with tart lemon and juicy melon, a bit leesy and creamy on the mid palate and throughout with green apple and pear fruit coming through towards the oaky finish of tangerine and grapefruit. 93 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine de la Reynardiere Muscat Vin de Pays Cotes de Thongue 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £ from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk.Vin ... ... part of the Faugeres and Languedoc appellations but the IGP is for wines not made to the specifications of those appellations.My bottle is from a well established family concern and is 100% muscat aged in stainless steel tanks.The muscat family of over 200 gr... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Jean Gardies Mas las Cabes Cotes du Roussillon 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a shop in London [www.oddbins.com] Cotes du Roussillon is an appellation created in 1997,although there has been viticulture here since at least the ancient Greeks, for red,white and rose wines made from at least three grape varieties,from 118 communes between Perpignan and the Spanish border and stetchi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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