Welcome to Languedoc, the largest vineyard in the world!
The Languedoc wine region consists of 19 appellations. It extends from the Rhône delta to the Spanish border and the Corbières area, situated at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. The region represents more than 40,000 hectares of vineyards.
Historically, Languedoc has been a winemaking region for centuries. However, we have observed a revolution in the past 30 years, both qualitatively and quantitatively speaking. Major improvements in terms of quality production, in particular separate vinification, have led to the region gaining worldwide recognition for its structured and expressive wines. The vineyards have been restructured and now focus on three main varieties: Syrah, Mourvèdre as well as the Grenache for reds.
As the region covers a large area, it enjoys a wide variety of soils; calcareous, clay, sandy soils… This is a significant asset that results in different terroirs and specific characteristics for each appellation. The Mediterranean climate provide the ideal conditions to grow vines: hot dry summers, mild winters and little rain. Rainfall is usually concentrated in spring and autumn, but the wind, which comes from the north (Tramontana) or the south (Marin), dries the vines and thus prevents disease.
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« If I had to pick an area that was likely to produce a new standard-setting French wine for the third millennium it would be Languedoc. This area of southwest France has stacks of untapped potential, a superb, consistently sunny climate, and great pockets of soil that can produce world class wines, given half-decent grape varieties like syrah. »
Jane McQuitty, The Times
An extensive, sunny terroir