Posted on 20th April 2017 by JN Wine
Languedoc – Roussillon is huge region and if you want to push yourself further into the eclectic variety of wines, then this is the case for you.
In the spirit of optimism, we have included a rose, the Flying Solo Grenache Cinsault Rosé. These classic red grapes from the region combine to offer soft, aromatic red fruit characteristics familiar to those who enjoy Provence rose. The Preface Blanc is an organic blend of three traditional regional varietals, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Chardonnay, which brings forth complexity and depth. The Quest from Cauhape is a superb wine from the Jurançon appellation, renowned for its sweet wines. This great dry white is made from 50% each Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng, which just screams balance.
Le Page from Vignelaure deftly showcases the freedom of expression winemakers enjoy in Languedoc-Roussillon. Its blend of Cabernet and Merlot would normally be expected from Bordeaux, but this Mediterranean version is superb in its own right. The Freestyle Red 2014 is also a perfect example of what winemakers can do. The blend of Syrah, Grenache Noir, Carignan and Mourvedre from sites across the region truly celebrates the terroir with a rich, smoky red. The Pic Saint-Loup from Chateau de Lascaux utilises mostly the same grape varieties but concentrates the flavours into a glorious, heady experience, full of dark red fruit and spice.