5 Top Languedoc-Roussillon Producers
From Snooth's 2010 Region of the Year
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.