With more than 230 000 hectares of vine, Languedoc Region is the biggest wine growing region in France and one of the largest in the world. It spans the Mediterranean cost from Catalonia (border with spain) to the region of Provence.
This large scale might be assimilated to a mass production rich in alcohol, which was the case before the nineties. Ever since then, the quality of the Languedoc wines is being constantly improved and the region’s size constitutes its true wealth:
Terrasses du Larzac, Corbières AOC, Minervois La Livinière AOC, La Clape, Banyuls, Saint-Chinian AOC- There are many terroirs with their own richness and touch.
This historic and ancient wine region can claim to produce the oldest sparkling wine in the world: the Blanquette de Limoux (traditional method taken up by Champagne)
Chardonnay is the main white grape (IGP Pays d’Oc and Blanquette de Limoux) but Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Roussanne are also popular.
Regarding the red, the GSM (stands for Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) is the most common blend in Languedoc even if single varietal wines are becoming more and more popular.
Some of the most sought-after fine wines in the world raises the overall reputation of the region:
Domaine de la Grange des Pères, Domaine Peyre Rose, Château L’Hospitalet, Mas Jullien, Domaine du Clos des Fées, Château Puech Haut, Roc d’Anglade…
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