Top 100 wines of Languedoc-Roussillon

Discover the top 100 best wines of Languedoc-Roussillon as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Languedoc-Roussillon and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon

France/languedoc-roussillon/languedoc">Languedoc (formerly Coteaux du Languedoc) is a key appellation used in the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region of southern France. It covers Dry table wines of all three colors (red, white and rosé) from the entire region, but leaves Sweet and Sparkling wines to other more specialized appellations. About 75% of all Languedoc wines are red, with the remaining 25% split roughly down the middle between whites and rosés. The appellation covers most of the Languedoc region and almost a third of all the vineyards in France.

The typical Languedoc red wine is medium-bodied and Fruity. The best examples are slightly heavier and have darker, more savoury aromas, with notes of spice, undergrowth and leather. The Grape varieties used to make them are the classic southern French ones: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, often with a touch of Carignan or Cinsaut. The white wines of the appellation are made from Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc, with occasional use of Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne from the Rhône Valley.

Discover the grape variety: Rolle

Rolle is a white grape variety of Turkish origin that has become established in the South of France, particularly in the Var region, in Corsica under the name of Vermentinu, and in Italy. Its bunches and berries, of medium size, change from white to pink when the grapes are ripe. The rolle likes hot climates where the soil is dry and poor. On the other hand, it fears the wind and diseases. It produces fat, well-balanced white wines. These wines may lack acidity, but they are still very aromatic and give off notes of grapefruit, white fruit, white flowers, fennel, etc. Rolle is also a good table grape that can be enjoyed both fresh and dry. Present in Provence, Languedoc, Roussillon and Corsica. It is used in the composition of numerous appellations such as Ajaccio, Patrimonio, Bandol, Coteaux-d'Aix-en-Provence, Côtes-de-Provence, Costières-de-Nîmes, Corbières, Collioure, Côtes-de-Roussillon, Minervois, Saint Chinian...

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

wines from the region of Languedoc-Roussillon go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or pasta such as recipes of ramen burger, mashed potatoes with chastillon cheese or spaghetti with clams.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

On the nose in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon often reveals types of flavors of tobacco, orange or sour plum and sometimes also flavors of mulberry, cranberry or rosemary. In the mouth in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

News from the vineyard of Languedoc-Roussillon

The Mâcon plus appellation seen by Charles Lamboley

Charles Lamboley, marketing and communication director from Vignerons des Terres Secrètes, explains the differences between the appellation Mâcon-Villages and Mâcon plus a geographical denomination. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (March 2020). The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to enjoy this video in which Jean-Pierre Renard, Expert Instructor at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, explains the topographical and geological characteristics of t ...

The Mâcon plus appellation investigated through its geology and geography

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to enjoy this video in which Jean-Pierre Renard, Expert Instructor at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, explains the topographical and geological characteristics of the appellation Mâcon plus geographical denomination . The tectonics and the very different nature of the rocks that make up the subsoil of this region explain the great variety of soils found in this part fo Bourgogne. It also explains why each wine offers a different personnality. This vid ...

Leading wine families award business prize to Europe’s oldest luthier

At a lunch in Brussels, the 2021 PFV ‘Family is Sustainability’ prize was presented to Jan Strick and his son Matthijs of Maison Bernard, who triumphed over more than 100 applicants from around the world to win the €100,000 (£84,000) award. ‘Selection was difficult,’ said Matthieu Perrin, president of the PFV, ‘but ultimately the jury felt that Maison Bernard is a brilliant example of exquisite handicraft and the maintenance of an ancient artisanal tradition in family hands, exactly as we fight ...