The Roussillon (and the Côtes du Roussillon in particular) tends to live in the shadow of the Languedoc. While there may not be many producers in the Côtes that routinely appear on my radar, I would be remiss if I did not mention the Clos des Fées, which produces both affordable and very ambitiously priced wines. These all can be quite compelling wines and continue to represent good value. Domaine Gauby has an equally broad range of wines, though its mid-priced wines tend to have crept up in price over the past several vintages. For great values, take a look at Domaine Calvet-Thunevin and Domaine des Soulanes.
South of France
A look at Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon