Region Of The Week: Languedoc-Roussillon

Located on the southern coast of France, Languedoc stretches in a crescent shape between Provence and Roussillon. With its Mediterranean climate, Languedoc is an ideal environment for vineyards as grapes thrive in the hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. A region all about blends, many different varietals - like Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Clairette, Bourboulenc, and Picpoul - grow together. Clustered on the western side of Languedoc, Minervois AOP, Corbieres AOP, and Saint Chinian AOP are among some of the most well-known appellations producing high quality wines. 

Languedoc-Roussillon Wine Region Map From The Greene Grape

Combined with Roussillon, Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the largest wine growing regions in the world based on acreage. Extending northward from the Spanish border, Roussillon produces about 90% of France’s fortified wines. It is best known for vin doux naturel, a sweet, alcohol-fortified wine whose natural sweetness is from stopping the fermentation process early with the addition of alcohol. Rivesaltes AOP is one of the main appellations that produce fortified ambré (amber), grenat (red), tuilé (tawny), and rosé wines. The fortified wines can range from being single varietal to blends using Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Tourbat, Macabeo, and Muscat. Other grapes that can be found in Roussillon are Marsanne, Roussanne, and Rolle.

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Barton & Guestier Bistro Pinot Noir 2021

Chateau d'Oupia Les Heretiques 2021

Chateau Guilhem Pot de Vin Rouge 2021

Chateau Maris Pays d'Oc Rouge 2021

Dirk Vermeersch Le Plan Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Domaine de Rancy Rivesaltes Ambre 2001

Domaine Font-Mars Rose Clemence 2022

Endless Weekend Rose 2022

Foncalieu La Bastille Carignan-Merlot 2021

Laurent Miquel Chardonnay Viognier 2021

Laurent Miquel Rose 2022

Little Star Chardonnay 2019

Little Star Pinot Noir 2021