Languedoc Roussillon

A vineyard that extends from Nimes to the Spanish border


The Languedoc vineyard essentially cuts across three French counties, from the Aude to the Gard, passing through the Hérault, extending even to the Western Pyrenees with the new local AOC Languedoc Wine region.


This entire geographical zone, hosting 18 AOCs, comprises a total of 40,000 hec...

A vineyard that extends from Nimes to the Spanish border


The Languedoc vineyard essentially cuts across three French counties, from the Aude to the Gard, passing through the Hérault, extending even to the Western Pyrenees with the new local AOC Languedoc Wine region.


This entire geographical zone, hosting 18 AOCs, comprises a total of 40,000 hectares [≈ 100,000 acres].  Needless to say that this vast area stages a wide variety of land types, each one having its own soil, climate and vines, creating various combinations, each one revealing a unique wine.  Many a contrast exists between the harshness of the Pyrenean and Massif Central foothills and the gentleness of the Mediterranean shores.


The sea brings sandy, limey or even clayey soils.  Where crests and vales emerge, the soil takes on a shale or calcareous clay aspect with vast pebble terraces.  The climate here is generally Mediterranean, though the further from the coast, the more we find oceanic characteristics.  The Languedoc vineyard reflects such diverse influences. 


Aside from the more well-known Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault grapes, we find other grape types (Cot, Malbec, Chenin and Rolle, for example), only known to a selected few.  

Hence, the Languedoc wine-growers realise that they possess abundant soil types, not forgetting that the vineyard has been substantially restructured over the past 30 years in order to encourage typically-Mediterranean grape types alongside an enhanced adaptation of the traditional types, characterisation of the soil types, controlled wine-growing techniques and related research, thereby providing structured and well-balanced wines.

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    Certified Organic. 100% Merlot. Garnet red with touches of bright pink. Big and bold, it is full of attractive, spicy fruit and sensuous flowers, with pleasant tannin to round off the structure. Soil: Calcareous Marls. Mediterranean climate with Atlantic influences. Production: 30,000 bottles. Drink around 15°C with everyday meals over the next 2-3 years.

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    Draped in raspberry red, this Pinot Noir offers the delicate perfume of freshly ripened cherries, the Mediterranean garrigue and a full and generous mouth feel, good balance between fine tannins and delicate aromas. Certified Organic. 100% Pinot Noir. Soil: loamy, chalky marls with sandstone. Yields: 50hl/ha. Annual production 9,000 bottles.

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    Certified Organic. 100% Syrah. Deep ruby red, this Syrah offers scent of violet and blackpepper, a juicy palate, smooth and elegant with silky tannins. Masses of fruit and yet sufficiently full of texture. Spicy & intense... What a delicious glass of wine! Soil: loamy, chalky marls with sandstone. Yields: 40hl/ha. Annual production 4,000 bottles....

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    GRAPES: 100% Petit Verdot FARMING: Certified Organic CONSERVATION: Drink it now or keep it for 5/6 years. QUANTITY: 2 700 bottles. TASTING NOTES: Peppery and floral, refined and complex. Planted in 2005 with 4600 stocks/ha on the Majelus terroir, a pine tree next to it, it’s the smallest plot of the domain. For now, as we just met, the petit verdot seems...

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    Syrah, was for a long time believed to have originated in Persia, Syria, or perhaps Syracuse. However, recent DNA analyses have shown its roots to be in Savoy (Mondeuse) and the Ardèche (Dureza). A low-yielding variety, Syrah is grown exclusively on soils suited to its cultivation. It is often medium to full bodied, spicy in character with delicious hints...

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