Editor's Note: Contributor and Editor, Rémy Charest, looked at the challenges of creating brand and identity for Languedoc, traditionally considered "a provider of high-volume plonk." This article explored the reorganization of this major French wine region and some expected outcomes derived from insights on the Millésimes du Languedoc tasting attended this spring. –Ryan Reichert, Managing Editor
Mature and well-integrated, showing a clean, pure aromatic line, it has several good years in it yet. Highly recommended. RC
The general public may be aware of Beaujolais, but that awareness doesn’t seem to go very far, rarely moving beyond the catchy Beaujolais Nouveau. Blips of popularity do not sustain a wine region.
This has good minerality and a great acid backbone, offering a wide range of food pairings. Highly Recommended (91).
The nose smells like blackberries crushed over the crisp, smoky end of a good prime rib, with a bit of soy sauce in the background. Smokiness comes out on the palate, under juicy blackberries and crisp beef fat...
The graceful mineral acidity in the finish makes continued sipping irresistible. Very Highly Recommended (96).