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Nature wild and diverse!
Languedoc has a stormy history that probably gave her strength and determination to become now a dynamic, rich and diverse wine region giving wines that we hear of more and more often!
70 000 ha23AOC 22 IGP 13 regional denominations 6 Crus
Borded by the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean sea and the Massif Central, Languedoc stretches over 4 departements that are Aude, Hérault, Gard and Pyrénées Orientales. Mountains, cathar castles and seaside landscapes are following each other giving the region different aspects and hidden spots. You will definitely find here what you are looking for!
As a wide region, you imagine wide styles of terroirs and you are right! Either coming from the soils, the grapes, the climate, numerous fators result in diverse type of wines. Bording the sea soils are sandy, chalky or made of clay. The more you go high in altitude, the more schist, marl and vast terrace with round gravels you will encounter.
The majority of wine produced here are red at 51% with different type of grapes some reknown such as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre or Cinsault and some are more confidential such as Cot, Malbec or Chenin... Blendings, as it is traditionnaly the process, can give fruity wines such as the AOC Languedoc or Corbières or more full bodied wines like the AOC Pic Saint Loup, Minervois, Saint Chinian.... Many white wines are also produced here going from the dry and fresh AOC Picpoul de Pinet to the sweet AOC Muscat de Frontignan or Muscat de Mireval. The sparkling wines are quite reknown too like the AOP Blanquette de Limoux. Languedoc will give you many wine choices at reasonnable prices.
The region is first producer of red, rosés (among the famous Gris de Gris from the IGP Sables de Camargue) and whites in France but also the first organic vineyard of France (36% of the production).
51 % 39% 10%
Oysters from the Thau pond, tielle sétoise (seafood pie), little pâtés from Pézenas, Cassoulet de Castelnaudary, Pork fricassé from Limoux, Brandade de Nîmes (potatoes and fish gratin), Oreillettes de Montpellier (Carnaval doughnuts), croustade languedocienne (puff pastry almond cake)
A region rich in color, landscapes, architecture, history (and stories) that will require more that one stay at one of the Wine&Spirit Lodging wine estate to see all the aspects! What if you would start to discover the region now?
Extreme sport lover? That is the region for you : hiking, parasailing, bungee jumping, skiing, diving, ... Languedoc is a wonderful playground!
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