Côtes de Thongue
It would be fair to say that the Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 'Tradition' has been our 'find' of the past 5 years. We chanced upon this crowd-pleasing blend of Merlot, Carignan and Grenache while tootling around near Beziers. This garrigue-scented, juicy red is now one of our best sellers; think Bordeaux meets the Languedoc.
- Bottle £9.25
- Bottle Case £111.00
Côtes de Thongue Wine - Buy Wine from the Côtes de Thongue Region of France
Côtes de Thongue is an up-and-coming Vin de Pays vine area in the Hérault that borders the Tongue river between Béziers and the town of Pézenas. The latter is known for its spicy meat pastries called ‘Petits Pâtés de Pézenas’ that were allegedly introduced to the locale by Clive of India, who spent 3 months convalescing there in the summer of 1768 en route for Montpellier. We have yet to establish whether these delicacies are a good match for the local wine (although we hope they are) but we can testify that there are some terrific wines being made in the Côtes de Thongue and that they can offer great value for money.
After extensive research and lots of wine tasting we were fortunate to discover the wines made by Hugues and Rolland Géraud whose Domaine Les Filles de Septembre is based in the village of Abeilhan. The brothers farm 40 hectares of vines spread over 4 communes and have extensive plantings of Mediterranean and Bordelais grape varieties.