Languedoc Wine Region, France
Languedoc Wines – The Most Wanted French Wines!
Languedoc, which is popularly known as ‘Languedoc-Roussillon’, is best known for its wines.
The wines that are being produced in this northern part of France are not only famous in the European continent but throughout the planet.
When we look at the list of top 50 wines of the world, we could find that ten of them are none other than these Languedoc wines.
Wines from Languedoc
Domaine la Croix Belle – Caringole Syrah Carignan Merlot 2014 6x 75cl Bottles€46.08 Buy now
Domaine la Croix Gratiot – Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc 2014 6x 75cl Bottles€49.39 Buy now
Coteaux du Languedoc, S – Domaine de Saumarez€13.20 Buy now
Gres du Montpellier, Trinitas – Domaine de Saumarez€15.90 Buy now
Terre des Anges Chardonnay/Viognier – The vineyard Domaine La Grange€8.70 Buy now
Terre des Anges Cabernet/Syrah – The vineyard Domaine La Grange€8.70 Buy now
Chardonnay, VdP dOc – Les Domaines Montariol Degroote D Pierre€8.30 Buy now
Cabernet Sauvignon, VdP dOc – Les Domaines Montariol Degroote D Pierre€8.30 Buy now
Muscat de Rivesaltes – Domaine Mas Bécha€18.90 Buy now
Calandray Reserve Cotes du Roussillon Villages – Jean-Luc Thunevin Selections€12.70 Buy now
Château Paul Mas Blanc Belluguette 2014, Côteaux du Languedoc€12.78 Buy now
Cuvée de Richard Rosé 2015, PGI Pays d’Hérault€7.66 Buy now
Cuvée de Richard Rouge 2014, PGI Pays dAude€7.66 Buy now
Dom. Sainte Rose ‘Le Marin Blanc’ Marsanne Roussanne 2014, PGI Côtes de Thongue€10.22 Buy now
Domaine de Fabrègues 2012, AOP Languedoc€11.50 Buy now
Domaine de l’Aigle Pinot Noir 2012, Gerard Bertrand, PGI Pays d’Oc€12.78 Buy now
Domaine de Montval Syrah 2014, PGI Pays du Gard€8.94 Buy now
Domaine Les Yeuses ‘Les Epices’ Syrah 2013, PGI Pays d’Oc€10.22 Buy now
More wines from Languedoc at page 2
Top Languedoc Wines
Ten of the wines from this French region are included in the world’s best wines – now you are curious to know the names of those best wines, and here they are:
- Domaine des Terres Falmet, Cinsault, 2008, Vin de Pays d’Oc
- Domaine Begude Pinot Noir 2009 Vin de Pays
- Chateau Etienne La Dournie 2006, Saint Chinian wine
- Chateau d’Or et de Gueules, Trassegum 2005, Costières de Nimes
- Thierry Navarre, Cuvee Olivier 2007, St Chinian wine
- Domaine du Météore, Les Léonides Blanc 2009, Faugeres
- Domaine Fontanel 2007 Cotes du Roussillon
- Leon Barral 2008 Faugeres
- Chateau d’Or et de Gueules, Les Cimels 2009, Costières des Nimes
- Domaine du Météore, Les Léonides Rose 2009, Faugeres
An Introduction to Languedoc-Roussillon Wine Region
Being a historic region, Languedoc-Roussillon has almost 700,000 acres under vine cultivation thus representing the single largest wine region in the whole planet.
Do you know that this region is responsible for over a third of total wines that are being produced in France each year?
When we look Languedoc as separate from Roussillon, we can understand that the personality of Languedoc is purely French.
Most of the vineyards of Languedoc are found to be present along the coastal plains.
The Languedoc wine region is found to be sharing several of its terrain, as well as the climatic conditions with Rhone and Provence regions.
Between the months of May and August, which are the highest growing seasons, the climate of Languedoc will be dry. This region would have maximum rainfalls during the winter.
The Mediterranean climatic condition makes the region more suitable for the wine grape cultivation.
Regional Styles of Languedoc Wines
As we can’t generalize the wine styles of the larger Languedoc-Roussillon wine region, we are dividing the whole region into three parts as follows:
This region is extending between Béziers and Nîmes wherein Languedoc is separated from the Rhône valley of France.
The style of the wines that are produced in this region is mostly Rhone-like. Thus, they have thick textures and higher alcohol contents.
This region of Languedoc-Roussillon wine region is found to be mountainous.
However, this is drier than the Eastern Languedoc when at the same time being colder.
These dramatic climatic conditions give the wines the unique style.
The most prominent grape variety used in this region’s wines is Carignan, which will be often used in red wines.
(Including south Corbières, Fitou, and Roussillon)
The southern Languedoc wine regions are found to be dry and hot and the best wine grape varieties from these parts of France are Black Schists, which are red grapes.
This grape variety would blend well with other grape varieties like Grenache and Syrah.
Some of the southern Languedoc regions are popular for producing the sweet fortified wines right from the ancient times.