A large and widely spread wine growing region in South France, Languedoc-Roussillon is the coming together of two different regions, which have strong characters of their own. With this provenance, the combined Languedoc-Roussillon region displays many different characteristics in its wine.
Wineries in the Languedoc area have a quintessentially French character whilst Roussillon benefits from influences from its close links to Spain and Catalonia. The area has a huge 700,000 acres of vines, making it the single biggest growing region in the world and responsible for a third of the total production of France. The major white grape across the region is Chardonnay whilst Chenin Blanc and Mauzac are also present. In terms of reds Grenache, Syrah and Carignan are amongst the major varietals used by many producers.
Case Qty 6 x 75cl Delivery usually takes 3 - 5 working days Bright red in colour with deep purple hints. The nose is aromatic and lifted, with cassis, plum and herbs giving way to spice and a touch of game. The palate is medium to full with attractive berry fruit intensity, fresh acidity and firm but smooth tannins.
Pale lemon in colour with a youthful rim, fresh, crisp apple and a touch of citrus on the nose. On the palate, it has attractive weight, with a good balance of ripe, yellow plums and greengage fruit character and fresh lemon-lime acidity. Fresh and zippy on the finish.
This Sauvignon Blanc is pale yellow in colour with lifted citrus fruit aromas on the nose as well as a touch of elderflower. The racy palate has apple, lemon and stone fruit character. The wine is medium bodied and has a refreshing, long finish.
This Viognier is made in a fresh, modern style. It offers subtle aromas of almond and honey on the nose. Rounded on the palate, with guava and apricot flavours, it is balanced by a refreshing acidity on the finish.
Clear, brilliant yellow with green tints. Fine fresh, fruity and floral aromas. Good aromatic persistance with overtones of citrus fruit. Lively, fresh with lemony and floral touches followed by a light refreshing grapefruit finish.
Ch�teau Fontar�che is one of the most historical estates in the Languedoc. It has been in the Mignard family since 1642 and is today owned by Jacques De Lamy. The estate is managed, however, by head winemaker Vincent Dubernet, whose father preceded him as consultant winemaker.
Crisp, clean, mineral and simply perfect with the local oysters. With a delicate nose of exotic fruit and white flowers lifted with remarkably fresh acidity and just a hint of saltiness on the finish. A classic from this region and immensely popular right now.
The Br�challune Picpoul boasts bright aromas of grapefruit, lemon and white flowers on the nose. The palate has an attractive, rich texture which is well-balanced with racy acidity. The citrus flavours are concentrated, layered and well-defined.
Crystal clear in the glass, the 2020 D�sir Blanc has aromas of stone fruit, white flowers, banana and flint on the nose. This concentration of flavour follows through on the palate and is well-balanced with bright acidity and a lingering finish.