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A Guide to the Pays d’Oc Region

July 09, 2018

A Guide to the Pays d’Oc Region

This regional IGP covers a very large geographical area spanning from Nîmes to Perpignan and Carcassonne in Languedoc. It is also one of the central pillars of French wine production and exports. Indeed, it provides almost 20% of total French wine exports, representing 65% of French IGP production. Yet this signals an incredible variety in not only wine styles, but also in varietals used and winemaking techniques.

The general style of the wines follows typical Languedoc red and rosé: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. The style also follows usual Languedoc whites, like Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Grenache Blanc. Reds are typically of a deeper color, contain more jammy fruit flavors, and possess a full-bodied roundness. They’re generally to be enjoyed in their hardy youth. Rosés and whites also tend to be rounder, marked by lightly spiced fruit and a nice freshness that requires an early consumption to be fully appreciated. Great wines for the aperitif, or to pair with diverse Mediterranean fish served à la plancha.

Our wines are IGP Pays d'Oc certified from the Languedoc-Roussillon area in Mediterranean France.