The best wines of Languedoc-Roussillon

Discover the best wines of Languedoc-Roussillon as well as the best winemakers of Languedoc-Roussillon and estates of Languedoc-Roussillon to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Languedoc-Roussillon and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Languedoc-Roussillon by region

Looking for a good wine of Languedoc-Roussillon among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Languedoc-Roussillon. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

Red wines from the region of Languedoc-Roussillon go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or veal such as recipes of southern beef meatballs, pasta gratin or ardéchoise fly.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

On the nose the red wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. often reveals types of flavors of blackberry, orange or floral and sometimes also flavors of smoke, red fruit or dried fruit. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • 1955 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1969 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1974 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.47/5
  • 1994 With an average score of 4.45/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.45/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grenache
  • Mourvedre
  • Carignan

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Discovering the wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon

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.

Great white wines of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

White wines from the region of Languedoc-Roussillon go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, vegetarian or poultry such as recipes of lazy man's pasta gratin, mushroom, bacon and gruyere quiche or leek pie.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

On the nose the white wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. often reveals types of flavors of cream, earthy or red fruit and sometimes also flavors of black fruit, oil or tropical. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. is a powerful.

The best vintages in white wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • 1997 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2004 With an average score of 4.23/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.20/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • Chardonnay
  • Roussanne
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Bourboulenc
  • Grenache Gris
  • Viognier

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Discover the grape variety: Mauzac

Mauzac is a grape variety, black or white (the white one is better known), originating from the South-West. It is mainly cultivated in the vineyards of Gaillac and Limoux (where it is called blanquette), on about 5,000 hectares. mauzac has medium-sized bunches, composed of berries whose colour can vary from green to red depending on the maturity of the grapes. This grape variety likes limestone and clay-limestone soils, and it is here that it is most productive. Its white wines are fat, with little acidity and marked by aromas of ripe apple, pear, honey, quince, vanilla and violet, typical of the great sweet wines of Gaillac. mauzac also produces the famous Blanquette-de-Limoux in rural method. In this region, Mauzac is competing with Sauvignon, Chenin and Chardonnay, especially for sparkling wines which are more similar to Champagne. It is also used in some appellations such as Entre-deux-Mers, Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux, Côtes-de-Duras, Vins-de-Lavilledieu...

Great sparkling wines of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

Sparkling wines from the region of Languedoc-Roussillon go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of traditional flemish carbonades, tuna nuggets or goat cheese and bacon quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. often reveals types of flavors of cream, cherry or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of oak, tree fruit or spices. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • 2000 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.06/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.95/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.86/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Mauzac Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grenache

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

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The word of the wine: Pruine

A thin, fluffy film that covers the surface of the grape. It makes the berry impermeable and contains the indigenous yeasts necessary for the fermentation of the must.

Great pink wines of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

Pink wines from the region of Languedoc-Roussillon go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, vegetarian or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of lazy man's pasta gratin, quiche with bacon and gruyère cheese or seaweed tartar.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. often reveals types of flavors of cream, tomatoes or passion fruit and sometimes also flavors of lemon zest, saline or jasmine. In the mouth the pink wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in pink wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • 2017 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.98/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 3.96/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.96/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • Grenache
  • Mourvedre
  • Cinsault
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Grenache Gris

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Discover the grape variety: Cinsaut

Cinsaut noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Provence). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by large bunches and large grapes. Cinsaut noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhône valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Armagnac.

Great sweet wines of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

Sweet wines from the region of Languedoc-Roussillon go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of pasta al forno (baked pasta), raclette with 8 cheeses or spaghetti with tuna (real italian recipe).

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. often reveals types of flavors of tobacco, cherry or peach and sometimes also flavors of apricot, toffee or dried apricot.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • 1931 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1946 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1932 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1935 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1934 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1933 With an average score of 4.60/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • Grenache
  • Macabeo
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Grenache Gris
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Torbato

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

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The word of the wine: Draft liquor

Liqueur composed of sugar dissolved in wine, used for the dosage of sparkling wines made by the traditional method. It is also known as "liqueur d'expédition" or "liqueur de dosage".

Great natural-sweet wines of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

Natural sweet wines from the region of Languedoc-Roussillon go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of roast beef with caramelized onion, moroccan lamb shoulder or japanese curry.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. often reveals types of flavors of vanilla, cinnamon or microbio and sometimes also flavors of tree fruit, citrus fruit or orange peel.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • 1960 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1984 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1940 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1941 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1965 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.50/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

  • Grenache
  • Grenache Gris
  • Macabeo
  • Carignan
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Mourvedre

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Languedoc-Roussillon

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Discover the grape variety: Chenin blanc

It most certainly originates from the Anjou region and is registered in the official catalogue of wine grape varieties on the A1 list. It can also be found in South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Chile, the United States (California), New Zealand, etc. It is said to be a descendant of Savagnin and to have sauvignonasse as its second parent (Jean-Michel Boursiquot 2019). On the other hand, Chenin blanc is the half-brother of verdelho and sauvignon blanc and is the father of colombard.

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