Old-vine wines – part 5 Languedoc

Dom de Cebene - Brigitte Chevalier doing assemblage

Last week's old-vine wines came from Iberia (see part 4 of the series). This week we're still in the sunny south, but move to the Languedoc in southern France, with the focus on two women winemakers who both came from the north and were captivated by lost vineyards.

There are so many old vineyards and caretakers of old vineyards in the Languedoc that I was quite surprised that I wasn't able to gather a larger group of producers and wines for this article. However, the region faces two major challenges in this area: appellation regulations and market forces. Most...