Languedoc Wines Tasting

The first wine tasting event of Vinifera EuroMaster Batch10 was held on October 12th, 2016 at the tasting room of Institut des Hautes Études de la Vigne et du Vin – Montpellier SupAgro. 3 whites and 4 reds from Languedoc region of France were tasted at the event, moderated by Samuel Kozlowski, which was attended by approximately 30 people.

  1. Font-Mars _ Picpoul de Pinet 2015 W

Grape Variety: 100% Piquepoul

Alc: 12.5% Vol.

Price: 8€

Region: Languedoc

Appellation: Picpoul de Pinet

Harvest : in the middle of September, during night time

Vinification: De-Stemming cold pellicular maceration, pneumatic pressing, racking of the must and fermentation at low temperature (15-17°C) during 20 days with daily control of specific gravities.

  1. Mas Bruguiere _ Les Muriers 2015 W

Grape Variety: 80% Roussane, 20% Marsanne

Alc: 13% Vol.

Price: 13€

Region: Languedoc

Appellation: Pic Saint Loup

Soil Type: Clay-limestone soil and stony red clay

Vinification: Direct pressure, less stirred, fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. Naturally-occurring yeast and low sulphiting.

Ageing: For 80%, 10 months heat-regulated on fine lees, for 20%, 10 months in demi-muid barrels made from French oak

  1. Chateau Mire l’Etang _ La Clape 2015 W

Grape Variety: 45% Roussane, 45% Bourboulenc , 10% Grenache Blanc

Alc: 14% Vol.

Price: 8.5€

Region: Languedoc

Appellation: La Clape

  1. La Preceptorie _ Coume Marie 2014 R

Grape Variety: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan

Alc: 14% Vol.

Price: 12€

Region: Roussillon

Appellation : AOC Maury Sec

Ageing: 12 to 15 months in old barrels of 225 liters

  1. Clavel _ Copa Santa 2013 R

Grape Variety: 83% Syrah, 20% Grenache

Alc: 14.5% Vol.

Price: 18€

Region: Languedoc

Appellation: La Méjanelle

  1. d’Aupilhac _ Le Carignan 2012 R

Grape Variety: 100% Carignan

Alc: 14% Vol.

Price: 18€

Region: Languedoc

Appellation: Languedoc-Montpeyroux

Soil type: hilly terraces formed from limestone/clay.

Vinification: Long maceration of 28 days with frequent lees circulation

Ageing: 18 months in casks

  1. Romain Portier _ La Petite Parcelle 2013 R

Grape Variety: 100% Mourvedre

Alc: 13.5% Vol.

Price: 15€

Region: Languedoc

Appellation: Terrasses du Larzac

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*The picture of tasting room taken by Zsofia Kövesdi, bottles taken by Sevgi Tuzel.

Geographically, the Coteaux du Languedoc is stretching along the Mediterranean coastline from Narbonne in the west, to the Camargue to the east, and stretching inland to the foothills of the Black Mountain and the Cevennes.

  • 1 583 070 is the number of hectolitres of appellation wines registered in the AOC Languedoc area.
  • 6 000 is the number of producers of AOC wines in the AOC Languedoc area.
  • 43 300 is the number of hectares registered as AOC in the AOC Languedoc area.
  • 531 The number of communes making up the Languedoc appellation.
  • 4 is the number of departements over which the AOC Languedoc stretches : Hérault,  Gard, Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales.

Red Varieties: Syrah, Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault.

White Varieties:  Grenache blanc, Piquepoul blanc, Bourboulenc blanc, Clairette blanche, Marsanne blanche, Roussane, Vermentino blanc, Macabeu blanc, Ugni blanc.

Appellations within the AOC Languedoc Area:

AOC Languedoc, AOC Collioure, AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages, AOC Caramany, AOC Lesquerde, AOC Latour de France, AOC Tautavel, AOC Côtes du Roussillon, AOC Les Aspres, AOC Maury, AOC Fitou, AOC Corbières, AOC Corbières-Boutenac, AOC Cabardès, AOC Limoux blanc, AOC Limoux rouge, AOC Minervois, AOC Minervois-La Livinière, AOC Saint-Chinian et ses dénominations Berlou et Roquebrun, AOC Faugères, AOC Clairette du Languedoc, AOC Picpoul de Pinet, AOC Terrasses du Larzac, AOC La Clape.

Denominations within the AOC Languedoc Area:

AOC Languedoc-Quatourze, AOC Languedoc-Pézenas, AOC Languedoc-Grés de Montpellier, AOC Languedoc-Pic Saint Loup, AOC Languedoc-Sommières, AOC Languedoc-Cabrières, AOC Languedoc-Saint-Saturnin, AOC Languedoc-Montpeyroux, AOC Languedoc-Saint-Georges-d’Orques, AOC Languedoc-La Méjanelle, AOC Languedoc-Saint Drézéry, AOC Languedoc-Saint-Christol.

*Information about Languedoc region taken from http://www.coteaux-languedoc.com/

 

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