I thought it about time I try to get to grips a little with the difference between these two adjacent Languedoc appellations. For too long I’ve not accorded them their individual identities.
A revelation of carbonic maceration.
A delicious southern French red blend from Marks and Sparks. Yum
Sylvain Fadat is a pioneer of Monpeyroux, one of the top Languedoc locations for making wine, and a pioneer of varietal carignan.
A developing theme in the Languedoc is the creation of a small band of crus appellations, or stand-out regions, which are capable of producing better wines than the generic Languedoc appellations. Corbières-Boutenac achieved cru status in 2005.
In the far southern Mediterranean corner of France lies Roussillon, from where some of France’s best, under-rated reds emerge.
Priorat in the north-east of the country is the source of some of Spain’s most sought-after red wines.
Alvaro Palacios in Priorat