Languedoc: French for “great, affordable wines”

The Languedoc wine region sprawls across the south of France from the Spanish border to the Riviera–and while it produces over a third of France’s wine, Languedoc does not have the fancy reputation of regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Loire. Languedoc wines might be under-valued–but they over-deliver.

Chateau Puech-Haut 2016 Prestige Rose comes from the coastal region of Montpellier and it showcases the region’s lush sub-tropical citrus, strawberry, and peach flavors. You won’t want to put the glass down.  20.00

Chateau Maris 2016 Minervois is another Languedoc beauty: a full-to-medium-bodied blend of organic Syrah and Grenache. The winemaker’s goal was to let the grapes speak for themselves–and I think they speak clearly of the richness and purity of the fruit. Thank goodness the French don’t keep all the good stuff to themselves–especially at this price:  15.00

Chateau Puech-Haut 2016 Prestige Rose & Chateau Maris 2016 Minervois Rouge

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