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

  • I had an unusual wine last night. It was a ' Les Hauts de Median Petit ... ... 5 miles east of Beziers in Languedoc. There is pl;enty of a blackcurrant and redcurrant style fruit but the overiding impresion is the  spice and floral [violet] notes especially on the finish. It was well structured with soft tannins. I thought it very enjoyab Read More

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  • Les Hauts de Median Pays d'Oc Petit Verdot 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £9 from a shop in Hampshire ]www.stonevine.co.uk].Languedoc is a large area in the South of France stretching from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border which got appellation status in the 1980's.The area is responsible for around a third of all French wine production although most of it,like my bottle,comes unde... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Saint Germain Minervois la Liviniere 1999

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    I bought four bottles of this wine from the ... at the western end of the Languedoc region between Carcassonne and Narbonne.In 1998 six of those communes around the village of La Liviniere got a separate appellation for red wines only of a higher quality.Domaine Saint Germain is a producer in this area although I have not been able to find out ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Rives-Blanques Vintage Rose Brut Cremant de Limoux 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 90 . Rose Languedoc A.O.C 2017

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    Binny's 04/18. Not so good, no body, lovely color, but no nose, no finish. just kind of like what I paid for it. So, my bad, buy more expensive wine, moron. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Baron Philippe de Rothschild Cadet d'Oc Chardonnay Pays d'Oc 2009

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    very good Read More

    Wine review by cane


  • Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose Cuvee Thomas Jefferson 2015

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    Binny's 1/31/2018. It's always the mood that makes it seem to taste a little better. Our 43rd wedding anniversary, (2/15/2018), was just such an occasion. Lovely, light, colorful and dry. Perfect sparkler to sip as we played "remember when" before the fireplace. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Old School Blanc 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by lark1010


  • L'Envol de Familongue Red 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by JohnFU


  • Pontificis Pay D 'Oc Blanc 2016

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    Better with air. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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