Languedoc round-up, summer 2023

Olivier Faucon in Mas Combarèla vineyards

Olivier Faucon of Mas Combarèla, pictured above, is just one of so many over-achievers in France's most extensive wine region. The Languedoc may not be the simplest region to understand, but can you afford to ignore it?

Tam writes As always, a Languedoc round-up is a poster child for diversity of wine styles, colours and varieties; and in terms of quality, it certainly seems that most of the Languedoc wines that come across our paths at are good to outstanding.

Nearly half of the wines here are from the 2022 vintage – a vintage during which Nature seemed determined...