Wines of the Languedoc region of France
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Wine dominates Languedoc - the Languedoc–Roussillon wine region stretches from below Perpignan in the South West to Arles in the Rhone – one vast vineyard covering approximately 170,000 hectare of vines, representing over a third of France’s total vineyard area. Wine has always been taken very seriously here. After getting a reputation for producing cheap and cheerful wines, 'Vin de Plonc' for France's homes and inexpensive restaurants, new vines were planted in the 1950’s as part of a general move to produce higher quality wines (A.O.C.).
A few miles North West of the picturesque town of Beziers past Puisserguier on the way to St Pons lies the village of St Chinian. It was from there with La Dournie's "Rouge Traditition" that Chateau Select's first import was made. The wine growing tradition of the area had been started by a group of monks some while before - around 826 AD.
Last update: 13.07.2016
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