Languedoc-roussillon Wine

 

This incredibly diverse region produces about a quarter of all the wine made in France, but only about ten percent of its AC wines. It’s a huge area that encompasses dozens of wine styles, varieties, and microclimates.

It is also the main site of the “crise viticole.” Historically, this region has been dominated by peasant farmers who grew grapes in quantity and sold them to the local cooperative. However, with increased competition from abroad, many of these farmers have found themselves unable to make a living. Some solutions have been vine-pull schemes and mandatory distillation. A few farmers have turned to protest and sabotage to draw attention to their plight.

One approach to the crisis has been encouraging the production of high-quality wines. Carignan, the region’s workhorse grape, has greatly decreased in acreage and been replaced by more prestigious varieties.

The Languedoc-Roussillon is really two regions. The Languedoc is historically Occitan, while Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Languedoc-roussillon View all

  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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-roussillon

  • Roussillon

    The Roussillon is a giant wine-producing region in the south of France. With the Languedoc, it ...

  • Beziers

  • Languedoc

      The people of this region once spoke Occitan, in which one said “oc” instead of “oui” to m...

Popular Wineries in Languedoc-roussillon View all

  • Badet Clement & Co

    A shared passion ... Since 1991, "Les Jamelles" has been produced by Catherine and Laurent Delau...

  • Sacha Lichine

    Sacha Lichine has continued with the family tradition for innovation, by drawing on his wide expe...

  • 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 ...

  • Château Maris

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

  • La Forge Estate

    Domaines Paul Mas arc located in the Languedoc region in the South of France. They are made of I7...

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Languedoc-roussillon on Snooth

  • La Cinso Cotes du Brian Igp Pays d'Herault Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot 2017

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Fitou Vignerons de Cascastel 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine last year the last time I was in Calais and I seem to recall that it was not expensive. Fitou is an appellation in Languedoc created in 1948 [although there has been viticulture here since before the Romans ]for red wines from nine communes around the village of that name located about 15 miles north of the town of P... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • La Jasse Castel la Jasse Terrasses du Larsac 2011

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/131744 for £9. It comes from Languedoc,a large area between the Rhone delta and the Spanish border which is responsible for around one third of all French wine production and more precisely from an area within Languedoc known as Terrasses du Larsac.This got ful... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Cote Mas Rouge Intense Sud de France 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.vinatis.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 under a Vin de ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Haut Gleon Vallee du Paradis Igp Rouge 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine la Croix Belle le Champ des Lys www.croix-belle.com 2006

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    Wine review by Delhiclub42


  • Gerard Bertrand Languedoc Syrah/Grenache France 2014

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    very nice job of blending, smooth, rich but polight. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Domaine Camp Galhan 'Les Perassieres' Duche d'Uzes 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] for £13.Duche d'Uzes,a name that refers to the olod Dukes of Uzes,was promoted from a Vin de Pays to full appellation status in 2012. The appellation is for red,rose and white wines made of Rhone valley blends from 78 communes around the small medieval town of Uzes which is l... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Certan de May Pomerol 2005

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    Opened 30 minutes before aeration via Venturi. Deep (strong) dark cherry nose with a sugar note or two and some subtle (light) cedar bark. Beautiful, enticing black cherry colour just beginning to turn brick red. Entry is soft, seductive, sweet with cherry and cola predominating. Tannins are light, fading, but integrated. Finish is long and sati... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • M Chapoutier Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2016

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    The Bila-Haut Cotes de Roussillons Villages Rouge is an excellent bargain year over year; Raspberry notes dominate the bouquet with just a hint of earthiness - almost like Sirop de Framboise. Entry carries the Grenache element with a slightly rustic raspberry/plum flavor - but balanced and only slightly warm on the finish. This is a very sound ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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