Is anybody drinking wine from the Languedoc region of Southern France today? Rick Backas is sponsoring Languedoc day and you can check out what people are drinking by searching on the #languedocday hash tag on Twitter
Here is what I opened tonight:
The label says Merlot, Cab, Malbec, Syrah, Grenache (the website says Merlot, Cab and Grenache) with a nose that features peppery smoked meat & spices and a palate of cherries and cedar spices that ends with a nice slightly dry cherry bark finish.
- Reply by napagirl68, May 4, 2012.
Aww... sorry I missed Languedoc day! I am actually drinking a great syrah from Balletto winery (california) , a 2006, which is very smooth and bacon-y.
But, Happy Languedoc day to you!!
- Reply by zufrieden, May 4, 2012.
There is great wine from this region. If you want wine that tasts like wine this wonderful region is (literally) redolent of Roman history and Mediterranean romance. What student did not buy Corbieres, Minervois or Cotes-du-Roussillon and say, this is not only not bad but is actually good?
Today, with the money flowing in and superior grape varieties predominating (but not so much that local ways are breached ), there is wonderful stuff coming our way. Look for great quality and great prices.
- Reply by duncan 906, May 13, 2012.
South-west France is an area I have visited and it is gorgeous.There are also some lovely wines to be had for modest money and there is so much variety both in terms of terroir and grape varieties.I am surprised that our intrepid Greg from this site has not been on a tour.Corbieres is a very nice red wine with plenty of fruit and a hint of spice.I have reviewed one called 'Les Sarmentieres for Snooth and I have also recently had the Rothschild version'Blasson D'Aussieres.Fitou is a similar wine from the same area and the Mont Tauch co-operative makes a very good one.The area around Toulouse makes an unusual red wine called Fronton from the Negrette grape which is also fruity but has a flowery or herby taste.I recently had one called Domaine le Roc Cuvee Reserve which I thought very good.I have had a wine called Les Verrieres de Montagne from the Coteaux de Languedoc which is a fruity syrah dominated blend.I thought Domaine de la Rectorie from Collioure was a quality red wine.I have had a couple of Madirans made from the tannant grape but these tend to be very tannic.There are also some very good white wines.I thought that Domaine des Montesquiou Grappe D'Or from Jurancon was a sweet desert wine as good as a Sauternes although made from a different grape entitely the Petit Marsang.Another good sweet white is Domaine de Barroubio from Muscat de St Jean de Minervois