It’s that time again, time to celebrate the end of year, the good times we’ve had, the love we’ve received, everything life has blessed us with…
Time to remember as well, the past 300 and something past days, and time to be thankful for the opportunities we’ve had to continue exploring the world, and learning.
One of the things I’m most thankful for this year, as far as wine and professional life is concerned 😉, is to have been able to discover and explore the wines of Languedoc.
It all started for me back in April, when I joined the Languedoc Week, a press trip meant to allow bloggers and journalist to learn about the wines of the region. Well, it did just that, and sparked an unstoppable interest in learning more.
I discovered that the wines of Languedoc now boast an incredible variety, and a stunningly consistent authenticity when it comes to style. Wines that are true to their terroir, many organic, always in a combination of ripe and fruity flavors with a dry, mineral savory edge.
The more I taste Languedoc wines, the more I understand why they are getting more and more popular around the world.
The world is realizing they offer exceptional value, as well as authentic character coming from (most of the time) genuine vignerons.
So, as a tribute to these wines, and to allow you to find real gems in this world of wine variety, I have gathered below 10 of the wines that have most impressed me this year.
Tasty, colorful, and expressive wines…
The following Languedoc wines are ordered by descending score, the top wines first but not neceseraly the most affordable. The less high-scoring ones listed below, representing great QPRs (quality price ratios).