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.
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.
A lemon-yellow colour with lifted citrus fruit aromas on the nose as well as a touch of elderflower. The racy palate has an apple, lemon and stone fruit character, is medium bodied and has a refreshing, long finish.
Pale but bright, this wine has intense fruity aromas with hints of apricots and peaches, that continue through to the juicy fruity palate. The delicious fresh finish is long and scented, with stone fruit and citrus complexity.
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.
If a pure Carignan Noir is a rarity - a pure Carignan Blanc is even more so - if you even knew it existed at all! As with the red, Lulu Carignan Blanc is affectionately named 'Lulu' after Christine's brother Luc, who is the winemaker at Clos Bagatelle. Unlike their modern replacements, these ancient grape varieties give you a feel of the past in their texture. They do not poke the bright, polished…
The nose is very aromatic, a bouquet of white flowers with grapefruit notes. On the palate, this dry wine reveal a great balance as well as a nice and refreshing acidity. The final reveals pear and white peach notes.
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 and linger on the finish.
Crystal clear in the glass, the 2018 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.
Bright yellow in colour with vibrant citrus, pear and spice notes on the nose. The palate is full but extremely well balanced, with fresh Picpoul acidity and pure fruit flavours. The finish is long and mouthwatering, with complexity of stone fruit, spice and minerality.
This wine is bright ruby in the glass, and has an elegant aromatic nose with floral notes of rose and violet, red cherries and a hint of spice. It is full bodied, the palate has fine, silky tannins and finishes with lingering cherry flavours.