France - Languedoc

The Languedoc-Roussillon area of France runs inland along the Mediterranean coast from the French border with Spain to the region of Provence.

It is the world’s largest wine producing region – 285000 ha – and produces a third of France’s annual production. It was once notorious for helping create the EC wine lake; now, forward looking companies are concentrating on fruit driven varietals that are able to challenge the New World on quality, presentation and price. A wide variety of grapes are now planted.

Many wines are produced under its own appellation – d’Oc – but the region also contains within it well known AOCs such as Minervois, Corbieres, Fitou and St-Chinian

The region stretches 150 miles from the Banyuls AOC and Pyrenees mountains in the west, along the coast of the Mediterranean to the Rhone River and Provence in the east. The northern boundaries of the region sit on the Massif Central with the Cévennes mountain ranges and valleys dominating the area. Languedoc-Roussillon  shares many terrain and climate characteristics with the neighbouring regions of Southern Rhone and Provence.

Vineyards in the Languedoc are generally planted along the coastal plains of the Mediterranean while those in the Roussillon are to be found in the narrow valleys around the Pyrenees. The soil varies from the chalk, limestone and gravel based soils inland to more alluvial soils near the coast. Some of the more highly rated vineyards are laid on top of ancient riverbed stones similar to those of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Products from this region

  • Père et Fils Sauvignon Blanc

    Languedoc

    A fine and balanced Sauvignon Blanc with true Languedoc character.

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  • Solas Albarino

    Languedoc

    An elegant French version of the fashionable Spanish grape. Albarino was first brought to…

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  • Père et Fils Chardonnay

    Languedoc

    Plenty of effort goes into producing this superb Chardonnay: night-time harvesting, optimum juice selection, must…

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  • Solas Viognier

    Languedoc

    Solas Viognier is a well-balanced, food-friendly wine. Grapes are night harvested with just a…

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  • H&B ‘Languedoc Blanc’

    Languedoc

    Carefully selected vines produce this unique and unusual blend of Languedoc's famous grape Picpoul and…

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  • Père et Fils Rosé

    Languedoc

    This blend of two red grapes delivers a delicate, dry and fresh rosé with…

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  • Les Vignerons Carignan Syrah

    Languedoc

    Les Vignerons - literally ‘The Vintners’ - is a blend of two classic Languedoc…

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  • Père et Fils Merlot

    Languedoc

    A great example that shows the classic characteristics of the Merlot grape in a medium-bodied wine…

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  • Solas Syrah

    Languedoc

    Growing Syrah grapes was what made this vineyards reputation. In the 1970s Henri Miquel…

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  • H&B ‘Languedoc Rouge’

    Languedoc

    As a result of one year of tasting and selection, Languedoc Rouge is a blend…

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  • Picpoul de Pinet ‘Domaine de la Serre’

    Languedoc

    A zesty and aromatic wine from the AC Picpoul de Pinet. Harvested at night…

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  • Octerra Chardonnay Viognier

    Languedoc

    Octerra is a perfect blend of two classic Languedoc white grapes - Chardonnay and…

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