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Languedoc-Roussillon

France
Top Subregions: CorbièresPicpoul de PinetLanguedoc-RoussillonLimouxCorbières BoutenacPic-Saint-LoupTerrasses du LarzacCorbieresPays d'OcLa Clape

Region Description

Languedoc-Roussillon is an expansive wine region in the south of France stretching from Nîmes and Montpellier east along the Mediterranean coast and inland to the Spanish border. It is the largest wine-producing region in the country, with a long and rich history of winemaking. The Languedoc-Roussillon region has been producing wine since the Roman Empire. It was the first region in France to produce sparkling wines, and it has been a major producer of fortified wines since the Middle Ages. In the 19th century, the region was known for its sweet wines, but in the 20th century, it began to focus on producing dry wines.

Beautiful landscape of Languedoc-Roussillon wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

The Languedoc-Roussillon region is known for its wide variety of grapes and wine styles. The most widely planted grapes in the region are Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, and Cinsault. These grapes are used to produce a range of wines, from light and fruity rosés to full-bodied reds. The region is also known for its fortified wines, such as Muscat de Rivesaltes and Banyuls.

Notable Producers

The Languedoc-Roussillon region is home to some of the most renowned winemakers in France. Some of the most famous producers in the region include Domaine de la Mordorée, Mas de Daumas Gassac, and Château de Jau.

Fun Fact about Languedoc-Roussillon
The term Languedoc-Roussillon does not appear on wine labels, but has been used by wine professionals for centuries.

Top Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

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Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé

Gérard Bertrand

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Gérard Bertrand's Côte des Roses Rosé is a delightful and complex pink wine that's perfect for warm summer evenings. This rosé is made up of a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah grapes, all sourced from the Languedoc region of southern France. The wine is highly aromatic, with notes of ripe strawberries, raspberries, and citrus fruits. It's a medium-bodied, fresh wine with a pleasant acidity and a long finish. Enjoy this fruity and vibrant rosé with light appetizers, salads, grilled fish, and poultry.
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Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Tautavel Grenache - Syrah - Carignan

Gérard Bertrand

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Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Tautavel Grenache - Syrah - Carignan is a premium red wine that showcases the expertise of the renowned producer, Gérard Bertrand. This wine is made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan grapes grown in the Tautavel appellation, which is known for its unique terroir. The vineyards are situated on rocky soils with a Mediterranean climate, which imparts a distinct character to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is full-bodied, with rich flavors of dark fruit, spice, and a hint of vanilla. It has a smooth and velvety texture, with a long and satisfying finish. This wine is a perfect choice for those who appreciate the art of winemaking and the unique flavors of the Tautavel appellation.
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Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir La Clape Syrah - Carignan - Mourvedre

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Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir La Clape Syrah - Carignan - Mourvedre is a captivating wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. This wine hails from the prestigious La Clape appellation, known for its exceptional vineyard features. The grapes used in this blend, Syrah, Carignan, and Mourvedre, are carefully selected to create a harmonious and balanced wine. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. With its rich and complex flavor profile, this wine offers a delightful combination of dark fruits, spices, and earthy undertones. It is a true representation of the unique style and character of the La Clape region.
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Gérard Bertrand Terroir Languedoc (Syrah - Grenache)

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Gérard Bertrand Terroir Languedoc is a captivating wine that showcases the best of the Languedoc appellation. Crafted from a blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes, this wine offers a harmonious balance of flavors and aromas. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the region's diverse terroir, which includes clay-limestone soils and a Mediterranean climate. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that is rich, full-bodied, and expressive. With its deep ruby color, this wine entices with notes of dark berries, spices, and a hint of earthiness. It is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes, making it a delightful choice for any occasion.
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Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc

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Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc is a delightful rosé wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, this wine carries the prestigious IGP Pays d'Oc appellation. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the region's Mediterranean climate, with warm days and cool nights, resulting in optimal ripening conditions. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of grapes and a gentle pressing to extract the delicate flavors and aromas. The wine exhibits a refreshing and elegant style, with notes of red berries, citrus, and floral hints. Its pale pink color and crisp acidity make it a perfect choice for warm summer days or as an aperitif.
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