Southern France, pink, sparkling and sweet

Languedoc almond blossom and rose wine

Our second southern France wine round-up is mostly pink, with a handful or two of sparkling wines and just three little sweeties at the end. See also Southern France, the whites and reds from producers A to F and G to Z.

When it comes to fizz in the south of France, Limoux is undisputed queen, producing three quite different styles. The delicate, low-alcohol Méthode Ancestrale Blanquette with its gentle sweetness is dismissed too often as a simple wine. That is not necessarily so, and I wish it were easier to find. I would drink it often if I...