Taste of the Languedoc
IWC Languedoc-Roussillon Specialist Merchant of the Year 2019, 2018 & 2017.
We have found the Languedoc a happy hunting ground over the past decade or so, having discovered all twelve wines in this case since the turn of the century. During that time, a great deal has changed (for the better) in this region which still accounts for roughly 1 in 10 bottles of wine produced globally.
Sweeping in a 200km arc from the medieval citadel of Carcassonne to the mysterious wetland of the Camargue, the Languedoc incorporates 30,000 winemakers and 300 co-operatives, but affordable land and relatively broad appellation rules have allowed young, dynamic vignerons to make their mark with wines of high quality at remarkably petit prix. Here one might buy 30 hectares of established vineyards and a Mas that requires a spot of renovation for the same price of one hectare of vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Alongside traditional grape varieties such as Syrah, Carginan and Mourvèdre, you'll find fashionable IGP varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier, not to mention local curios like Piquepoul, Alicante and Rolle.
"This is a terrific region that's producing distinctive, world-class wines that merit your hard-earned money, limited space in the cellar, and a spot on the table."
Jeb Dunnuck - Wine Advocate.
This mixed case contains one bottle each of:
Crémant de Limoux: Domaine Collin 'Cuvée Sélection' Brut
Picpoul de Pinet: Domaine Gaujal 2019
Corbières: Domaine Py '3ème Cuvée' Blanc 2018
Faugères: Château Estanilles 'Vallongue' Blanc 2019
Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre Rosé 2019
Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Rouge 2017
Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Les Truffières' 2014
Minervois: Domaine Le Cazal 'Tradition' 2018
Malepère: Domaine Girard 'Cuvée Tradition' 2018
Pic Saint-Loup: Mas Bruguière 'l'Arbouse' 2018
Fitou: Domaine des Rebouls 2016
IGP Vin de Pays de l'Hérault: Domaine Roquemale 'Meli Melo' 2018