5 Top Languedoc-Roussillon Producers

From Snooth's 2010 Region of the Year

 


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5 Top Languedoc-Roussillon Producers In light of the ever-increasing prices of so-called Rhône blends from the Southern Rhône, it's time to look for alternatives. The Languedoc-Roussillon produces wines based on many of the same grape varieties as one finds in the Southern Rhône and its former north-eastern limit, the Costières de Nîmes appellation, has even been swallowed up the Rhône Valley AOC. The Languedoc-Roussillon as a whole is quite large and varied, but that is simply further evidence for the need to explore this developing, complex, and greatly rewarding region. What follows are five producers and their wines -- wines which merit consideration as fine examples of what the region can achieve.

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  • Snooth User: maffe
    146867 51

    You're right, Languedoc is a great place to find warm, fruity, aromatic reds with very good value. My favorite appellations are St-Chinian, Faugères and Côtes de Thongue - usually very high quality, lots of character yet balanced and harmonious. You also find great rosés, sparkling wines, muscats and Vin Doux Naturel here. The vineyards are usually small family estates, so the wines can be hard to find. It's a beautiful area to explore though.

    Dec 17, 2010 at 7:59 PM


  • Snooth User: shari duff
    156349 18

    seems at any wine tasting, i always gravitate to wines from this region.
    would love to visit!

    Apr 18, 2011 at 5:31 PM


  • Glad to see you've come back to the L & R, as I did also think why did he just talk about the southern Rhone last time (and why not indeed)! Much as I hate to gratuitously plug my new blog, I nevertheless will take the opportunity to mention I've launched a new bog that's 100% Languedoc & Roussillon! "French Catalonia & Oc Wine":
    http://frenchcataloniawine.blogspot.com/
    I'm still in the process of transferring over a lot of material that's already on my WineWriting.com site, and there's a whole load of new stuff being posted at the moment following a five day trip to the region last month, when we also tasted quite a few new 2010 wines.
    Cheers, Richard

    Apr 19, 2011 at 8:06 AM


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