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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Delices & Gourmandises presents the AOC wines from Languedoc area

Languedoc-Roussillon is known to be the largest and the best wine-producing region of France. Its fame also came from the quality of the ancient grape varieties used to make the beverage and the strict producing rules. Delices & Gourmandises opens you up to the characteristics of the Languedoc AOC wines.

Wines made with ancient grape varieties

Wine producers of Languedoc generally use black Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah for making their AOC red and rosé wine. Black Carignan and Cinsault are sometimes added.

For the white wines, at least 8 grape varieties are used: white Grenache, white Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Rolle, white Piquepoul, Marsanne and Tourbat. White terret, Maccabeu and white Carignan are also used in some mixes.

The wine making methods are the same for ages. Traditional techniques and carbonic maceration are used for the making of the red wine. The white wines and the rosés are made with the direct pressing technique.

A wide range of AOC wines

The Languedoc wines that have received the AOC certification are:

- Red wines that have bright colors, strong red fruits aromas, and some spicy notes. Among the most known ones that are really appreciated by wines fans, we can mention La Caresse Merlot that is characterized by its fruity jams

- Rosés wines that have fresh fruits aromas. As they are quite light, these beverages can perfectly accompany grills and be served at aperitifs.

- White wines that have bright yellow color and their specific aromas: a subtle mix of fruits and white flowers. The Chardonnay and the Tiberius blanc will be a perfect side dish for fishes and French cheeses.

The AOC Languedoc wines mentioned are all available in the Delices & Gourmandises catalog. Many other great wines can be ordered on the site for accompanying your meals, aperitifs or cold meals.


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