Languedoc and Roussillon tasted summer 2017


Every evening during our recent extended stay in the Languedoc, I tasted some of the local wines, and got more and more excited. 

I have long been championing this still-massive wine region for the value it offers, but the sheer number of seriously accomplished producers, many of them newcomers and incomers such as Dom La Lauzeta whose St-Chinian vineyards and cellar are pictured above and below respectively here, demands recognition from the world's wine lovers. I'm told that even the Parisians, who for ages dismissed the Languedoc as a mere producer of vins de cépage (varietal wines), are taking them...