Languedoc-Roussilon is one of the biggest wine production areas in the world. Long time under estimated because of is high yields and mass production of bad quality table wine. Thanks to the Philloxera, the vineyard has been restructured with new grape varieties and better plantation. It’s now a vineyard promised to a great future. Lot of good producer from other region, mainly Bordeaux and Burgundy, buy or are looking to buy a vineyard in this area. But don’t forget the local producers who are looking to do better wine with the new technical issues. They take care of the notion of “terroir” to and they start to adapt the grape varieties in relation with. Since the last 10 years some stars have been showing up: Clos des Fées, Domaine Gauby, Mas Daumas Gassac… But right now a new generation is coming up: Domaine des Foulards Rouges, Domaine d'Antugnac, Domaine Les Eminades, Domaine de L’Hortus…
Bergerie de L’Hortus 2008, Domaine de L’Hortus
AOC Côteaux du Langudoc Pic Saint Loup
This wine based on Mourvèdre have a very nice deep purple color with big aromas of blackcurrant and mulberry in the nose, something refreshing to maybe a hint of eucalyptus and clove. On the palate same aromas of black fruit are coming out. The wine is smooth, sweet and intense. The tannins are fully incorporated and the final is something vegetal.
La Madura Classic 2006, Domaine La Madura
AOC Saint Chinian
The very deep and trouble color of this wine remember me iodized water (“eau iodée”). The nose is close but the dominant aromas are spices: pepper, coriander and cumin. The mouth is round and generous, freshness and tannins are both present but with balance and subtlety. Pepper aromas are persistent and the final is quite short but long enough to give you pleasure.