Languedoc Wine

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The people of this region once spoke Occitan, in which one said “oc” instead of “oui” to mean “yes,” hence Langue d’Oc. Though known for making low-quality wines in vast quantity, it nevertheless offers a diverse array of grape varieties and wine styles, and many producers have begun to focus on quality in response to international competition from other exporters of very cheap wine.

The climate is Mediterranean. The workhorse grape Carignan is still the most planted here, but this is changing; Syrah, Grenache, Cinsaut, Mourvedre, and a host of international varieties are also common. The Languedoc is best-known for ripe, intense red wines like St-Chinian, Corbieres, and Faugeres, but one can also find crisp white wines made from Picpoul, sparkling wines from the region of Limoux, and an increasing number of dessert wines.

Cult producers like Mas Jullien and Mas Cal Demoura, whose wines command high prices and worldwide acclaim, are located here Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Languedoc View all

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of Languedoc

  • Cabardès

    The Cabardes is a small appellation north of Carcassonne. It is one of the only appellations to b...

  • Minervois

      Minervois is an appellation in the Languedoc, in southern France.The most widespread grape...

  • Corbières

      Corbieres is an appellation in the Languedoc region in the south of France. Located in the...

  • Coteaux du Languedoc

    Coteaux de Languedoc is an appellation in the Languedoc. It is extremely large and difficult to...

  • Coteaux du Languedoc la Clape

Popular Wineries in Languedoc View all

  • Domaine d'Aupilhac

    The Domaine d'Aupilhac is in Montpeyroux, some 36 kms north-west of Montpellier. Our Cave, cre...

  • Domaine Cazes

    In the heart of the Roussillon, in Rivesaltes, Cazes has near 200 hectares that each year give ri...

  • Abbotts Brothers

    Created in 1996 by Nerida Abbott and Nigel Sneyd, “ABBOTTS” has been bringing a modern approach t...

  • Domaine Borie de Maurel

    Of course we could tell you the usual story that we have made wine here for thousands of years. W...

  • Mas des Dames

    Mas des Dames is a former 18th century farmhouse surrounded by 14 hectares of vines, in the hills...

  • Domaine des Karantes

    Standing on one of the foothills within Karantes you can see in one direction the Mediterranean w...

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  • Chateau Maris Natural Selection Biodynamic Syrah 2010

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    Handfuls of fresh earth meet dried bay leaves and deep pools of blackberry fruit on the nose with just a suggestion of mintiness adding a touch of freshness. Theres some raw beef aromas to this and streaks of ta as well but it smell decidedly ripe. Downright voluptuous in the mouth, this is soft and seamless with ripe tannins and integrated acid... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Oh de Grenache 2012

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    A Vin de Pays Cotes Catalanes, that provides all of the qualities of the Grenache grape. Structure, red fruit and freshness. Craftman's native wine. Home of the Grenache. Read More

    Wine review by piecesdevin


  • Luc Pirlet Malbec 2010

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    I like the earthier French Malbecs - a lot lighter than the more expensive wines, but very drinkable. Great value. Read More

    Wine review by Batik


  • Domaine Sainte-Croix Vin de Pays d'Oc la Bergerie 2006

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    Good wine. I bought 2011 though. Not sure how to add another vintage. Read More

    Wine review by ps


  • De Maris Carignan Coteau de Peyriac 2012

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    Old vine Carignan, certified Organic by Ecocert AB, blended with 20% Certified Demeter Biodynamic Grenache. A touch stinky on the nose with natural aromas of barnyard and dry grasses. Smooth in the mouth with early mineral notes and hints of chocolate and black cherry skin. While relatively lean and focused this turns a touch chewy on the midpa... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Lulu B Pinot Noir Limoux 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by hpitook


  • Domaine Lafage Cote d'Est Blanc 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Austinista


  • Markovic Estates Pinot Noir Semi-Dry 2009

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    This is one of the best Pinot Noirs I have tasted. Hard to find. Read More

    Wine review by Mach5


  • Dows 2011

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    Currently, marrch 2014 this port is very sweet and lacking in depth. Weak nose - not impressed. Can I assume it will omprovr with age? I certainly hope so sonsidering the high price of chf 99.- Read More

    Wine review by Twango2


  • Francois Lurton Terra Sana Syrah 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by CageyT


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