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Languedoc AOC

The appellation Côteaux du Languedoc became Languedoc AOC in 2007. A vast regional appellation it intersects almost all the other appellation areas of Languedoc and Roussillon. Languedoc AOC thus extends over the departments of Hérault, Aude, Gard and Pyrénées-Orientales and produces red wine, rosé wine and white wine. Carignan, Monastrell, Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache Noir, Lledoner pelut, Piquepoul, Terret, Cournoise are the grape varieties used to make these red wines, while white wines are made from Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Ugni Blanc, Tourbat, Viogner, Vermentino (Rolle)... The list of the main and complementary grape varieties is so long that it is difficult to define a typical style as the soils are so varied. The common denominator would be the sunshine which makes them structured and bold wines. The quality of this vast AOC continues to improve, although it is still relatively unknown. This does not prevent wine-lovers and connoisseurs alike from finding the raw gem made perfectly to their taste!





Shall We Taste ?

Reds : From Montpeyroux, Saint Cristol, Saint Drézéry, Saint Georges d'Orques, Pic Saint Loup, Saint Saturnin, La Clape, Quartouze, Grès de Montpellier, Pézénas, Coteaux du Vérargues, they have an intense crimson red colour due to the typical long maceration periods. With aromas of red fruits (raspberry and blackcurrant), they conceal notes of spice and pepper when Carignan and Shiraz are used in the vinification. After around 3 years, they evolve towards animal aromas, leather to which are added notes of roasted almonds and dried fruits. Almost Garrigue, they take on the characteristic aromas of vegetation. On the palate, they are powerful yet supple. Over the years, these wines can be kept for a long time and acquire a beautiful structure with finer tannins as they age..

Rosés : From the same denominations as the reds, they can be recognized by their brilliant pale pink colour, and despite what this shade usually conveys, they show an astonishing strength that brings them close to reds. Very intense floral notes (acacia) and red fruit (cherry).

Whites : Coming from La Clape in the Aude and Picpoul de Pinet in the Hérault, they are golden straw yellow in colour. Fleshy and fine with iodine notes, they offer scents of apricot, citrus fruits, garrigue, spice and honey. Aromas that are sustained on the palate in delicate yet very pronounced flavours. Ampleness and smoothness remind us that the berries have ripened in the sun..

Food & Wine Pairings

Reds : Red meat. Roast poultry. Small game. Serving temperature: 15 to 17°C

Rosés : Beautiful with stuffed tomatoes, squid, artichokes, fish soup, poultry tajines, grilled fish, pizza. Serving temperature: 8 to 10°C

Whites :Fish (cod brandade, fried red mullet fillets, bouillabaisse, bourride). Delicacies from Languedoc like stuffed eggplants. Serving temperature: 10 to 12°C.

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