From the Rhône valley to the Pyrenean foothills, each of the many roads in this region makes you cross landscapes of character where the built heritage competes, because of its interest, with the natural resources.
Previously called Occitanie, the vine is developing there Since the Middle Ages. Via Domitia Romaine, which went from Rome to Spain, made it possible to give birth to the city of Nîmes and to the famous Pont du Gard listed as UNESCO.
Located on the departments of Gard, Hérault, Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales, this region produced A third of French wines and marries the shape of a large crescent that runs along the Mediterranean coast, from Leucate, to the west, to the Camargue, and from Cévennes to the west and south of Carcassonne.
The appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon wines.
There are twenty-three in Languedoc and nine in Roussillon. For the first named, we can find the white ancestral method and the Blanquette-de-Limoux, the Cabardès, La Clairette-du-Languedoc, the Corbières and Corbières-Boutenac, Le Crémant-de-Limoux, Le Faugères, Le Fitou , La Clape, Languedoc, Limoux, La Malepère, Le Minervois and Minervois-la-Livinière, Les Muscat-de-Frontignan, Lunel, Mireval and Saint-Jean-de-Minervois, Le Pic-Saint-Loup, The Picpoul-de-Pinet, Saint-Chinian and the Terrasses-du-Larzac. Roussillon, for its part, brings together the Banyuls and Banyuls Grand Cru, the Collioure, them Côtes-du-Roussillon and Côtes-du-Roussillon-Villages, the Maury and Dry maury, the Muscat-de-Rivesaltes and the Rivesaltes.
In Roussillon, you will find Natural mild wines renowned Like the Rivesaltes, Muscats Maury and Banyuls.
For natural mild wines, the main grape varieties are the muscat with small grains, the Muscat of Alexandria, the Black Grenache, the White Grenache, the Grenache Gray, the Macabeu or the Tourbat, also called Malvoisie of Roussillon.
For traditional wines, We find the Sirah, the Mourvèdre, the Lledoner Pelut and the Carignan. On the Languedoc side, these are the Cabernet Franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache Noir, Merlot and Syrah for the Reds and the Rosés. Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Macabeu, Marsanne, Roussanne, Vermentino for the Whites. Muscat with small grains for natural mild wines.
To The discovery of Languedoc-Roussillon wines.
From Montpellier, you go towards the Pic Saint-Wolf and Hérault terraces for a course of about eighty-five kilometers. You are in the name AOC Languedoc.
Discover the town of Valflaunès, which concentrates most of the domains of the Hortus, in the heart of the Pic Saint-Wolf. Then the Mas of Daumas-Gassac and its big reds and white people in countries. After the Cave of Clamouse and St Guilhem the desert, you can meet the Domaine Languedoc Montpeyroux, at the foot of The old Montpeyroux fortress.
Also take advantage of discovering the areas of Aupilhac, Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian.
You end your trip with cones and the Languedoc Cabrières, powerful reds and high guard.
Another route that will certainly seduce you, west of Montpellier, go on the banks of the Thau pond where you can stop for Take advantage of Bouzigue oysters Accompanied by a pinet picpoul. You will then find on your road the castles of the Hurran and washing up to Mireval and its eponymous muscat, then Frontignan where you can visit the cooperative cellar and taste its famous muscat.
Your path continues towards Mèze and Marseillan, cradle of Noilly-Prat, Pinet and finish with Pezenas, city of art.
On the southwest edge of Larzac, the Saint-Chinian circuit in Faugères to meet red renowned red powerful character and aromatic whites.
A getaway of approximately one hundred and twenty-five kilometers from Béziers to Saint-Chinian, where you can visit The House of Wines And discover the Domaine de la Madura. You continue your way to Berlou, Roquebrun and its remarkable Mediterranean garden. Then you enter the terroir of the AOC Faugères and its red, dark and full -bodied wines. You start your visit by Cabreolles, a stronghold of the Faugères appellation with the Château de la Liquière. Then you arrive in Faugères, end of your journey.
Le Minervois, from Narbonne to Carcassonne, region that welcomes three AOCs, Minervois, Minervois-la-Livinière and the Muscat of St-Jean-de-Minervois. After your visit to Narbonne, you continue towards Argeliers, St Jean de Minervois and La Livinière, where you stop enjoying Powerful and fruity reds.
Departing from Perpignan, for a visit to the Côtes du Roussillon by paths in the heart of the vines that lead you to Rivesaltes, Vingrau, Tautavel, Bélesta and Thuir, known for its Byrrh cellars and their famous wine in Quinquina.
On a course of forty kilometers, leave to visit Collioure and Banyuls, south-east of Perpignan, and taste sweet, dry or half-secure wines as an aperitif, dessert, but also with dishes such as foie gras .In the Corbières, mountainous region of Aude, biting on the Pyrénées-Orientales, you enjoy as much landscapes as to taste AOC Corbières, The largest appellation in Languedoc.