Languedoc & Southern France

This region includes the western Mediterranean coast of France, streching from the Rhone valley in the east to the Spanish borderin the south-west. The majority of the region lies along the Mediterranean coast. While 'Languedoc' cn refer to a specific historic region of France and Northern Catalonia, usage since the 20th century (especially in the context of wine) has primarily referred to the northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon région of France. The area has around 700,000 acres (2,800 km2) under vines and is the single biggest wine producing region in the world, being responsible for almost 1/3 of France's wine production. It is home to numerous grape varieties including inernational ones like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, but traditional Rhône grqpes of?ourvedre; Grenqche qnd Syrqh qre prominent, along with Carignan and Cinsault. Some of the more recognised areas include Corbiéres, Faugéres, Fitou, and Minervois AOCs. The Languedoc-Rousillon area is home to numerous grape varieties, including many international varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Viogner which are increasing their foothold in the region. Chardonnay is the major white grape, used in the Vin de Pays d'Oc and the sparkling Crémant de Limoux. Others include Chenin Blanc and Mauzac, which is also the principal grape in the sparkling Blanquette de Limoux. The sweet fortified wines of the Muscat de Rivesaltes AOC, fortified wines are made from Muscat of Alexandria grapes. Other varieties that can be found include Roussanne, Marsanne, Vermentino, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Grenache gris, Picpoul Maccabéo and Rolle.

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Languedoc & Southern France

Calmel & Joseph Côtes du Roussillon Villages

75cl

Multi award-winning blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan from vines 50+ years old. A big, full flav..

€16.00 Ex Tax: €13.22

Calmel & Joseph Les Elmes New In

Calmel & Joseph Les Elmes

75cl

This new Cuvée Rare, with its stunning ruby red colour, comes from the exceptionally austere ..

€25.50 Ex Tax: €21.07

Calmel & Joseph Minervois

75 cl

A great value for money Menervois from this award winning producer in the Languedoc. Lots of ripe bl..

€16.50 Ex Tax: €13.64

Calmel & Joseph Saint Chinian

75 cl

Saint Joseph is a great little appelation between Mivervois and Faugeres. It is home to some great v..

€21.00 Ex Tax: €17.36

Calmel & Joseph Terrasses du Larzac Les Crus

75 cl

This blend of Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache offers rich aromas of blackberries and cassis. Well bala..

€21.00 Ex Tax: €17.36

Calmel & Joseph Vieux Carignan Cotes du Brian

75cl

Often an underestimated grape variety, this Carignan is one of our favourites, with silky tannins an..

€16.50 Ex Tax: €13.64

Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay

75 cl

Great value Chardonnay from Calmel & Joseph in the Languedoc. A lovely fresh, floral wine with s..

€15.00 Ex Tax: €12.40

Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Picpoul de Pinet

75 cl

A grape variety that we believe does not receive as much attention as it deserves. Excellent alterna..

€16.00 Ex Tax: €13.22

Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Pinot Noir

75 cl

This is an excellent Pinot Noir from this well-esteemed Languedoc producer, and an interesting ..

€15.00 Ex Tax: €12.40

Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Sauvignon Blanc

75 cl

Lovely floral, fragrant Sauvignon Blanc from this esteemed Rhone producer. Vineyards growing in thre..

€15.00 Ex Tax: €12.40

Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Syrah

75 cl

This is a lovely deep dark Syrah, with aromas of blackberry, black currant and fig following right t..

€15.00 Ex Tax: €12.40

Castelnau Picpoul de Pinet

750ml

Made 100% from Picpoul Blanc. The grapes were harvested at nightime to preserve freshness and after ..

€14.00 Ex Tax: €11.57

Domaine Avéla Theodore

75 cl

The Domaine Avéla owns one of the smallest vineyards in the Languedoc region (4Ha) and is run..

€45.00 Ex Tax: €37.19

Domaine Castelnau Vins de Pays Cabernet Merlot L'Enclos

75 cl

This is a wonderful easy to drink wine with lots of red fruit flavours, good acidity and tannin. Lig..

€12.50 Ex Tax: €10.33

Domaine Castelnau Vins de Pays Cinsault Rosé 2012

75 cl

Enjoyable cinsault rosé wine from Languedoc producer Domaine Castelnau. Expect exotic aromas of b..

€13.00 Ex Tax: €10.74

Domaine de la Renjarde Massif D'Uchaux Cotes du Rhone Villages Rouge 2012

75 cl

A blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvedre from 40+ year-old vineyards. Fe..

€20.99 Ex Tax: €17.35