South of France

Arguably the area of the most innovation and diversity in France, the South has a wide variety of climates and terroirs allowing it to produce a vast number of very different wines. Some recent changes to what can be restricting geographical conformity have allowed growers to use different grape varieties and make wine in different styles thus challenging the freedom and innovation of the New World. Gascony was the origin of the cool, crisp dry white wine and, while other areas and countries now do this equally well, it’s still an excellent source of good value wines. Whites from cool Limoux can be very Burgundian whilst Picpoul de Pinet delivers pure summer pleasure. Provence with its pale (and all too often overpriced) rosés has rivals as many producers throughout the South are making pale, Provençal lookalikes which can be excellent, especially if Cinsault is used.

A mosaic of ever-changing AOC areas is challenging to understand, but the best red wine producers in Minervois, Fitou, Corbières, Madiran, Bergerac, Bandol, Collioure and the Coteaux du Languedoc compete with Bordeaux and the Rhône in terms of quality. Arguably the best reds from the South are blends based on Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre where the three grapes complement each other admirably. The wines here are full of herby depth and concentration with ripe fruit flavours. Organic viticulture is also on the increase as growers decide that the climate means that they don’t need so many chemicals.

Areas within South of France:

Gascony & South West France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Provence  |  Vin de France

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  1. Tanners Merlot
    Tanners Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2018
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    A deliciously soft and fruity wine with lots of juicy, plummy flavours. This is nursery slope vino...
    £8.20 per bottle
  2. La Cabane Rouge, Herault
    La Cabane Reserve Grenache/Syrah, Pays d'Oc 2018
    Grenache 13.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    This is a soft and easy going red from Grenache and Syrah grapes grown in the historic Languedoc...
    £7.80 per bottle As low as £6.80
    • £6.80 6 or more
  3. Le Mas, Dom Clavel, Languedoc
    Le Mas, Coteaux du Languedoc, Domaine Clavel 2018
    Southern Rhône Blend 14.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Pierre Clavel produces this interesting, herby wine in La Méjanelle, one of the finer Languedoc...
    £12.70 per bottle
  4. Martinfort Malbec
    Martinfort Malbec, Sélection Belles Vignes, Pays d'Oc 2018
    Malbec 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Packed full of ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit flavours with a wonderful juicy character,...
    £8.40 per bottle
  5. Les Garrigues, Dom Clavel, Languedoc
    Les Garrigues, Coteaux du Languedoc, Domaine Clavel 2015 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Syrah/Shiraz 13.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Pierre Clavel produces this interesting, herby wine in La Méjanelle, one of the finer...
    £13.70 per bottle
  6. Faugeres, Cazalet, Dom St-Antonin
    Faugères, Cazalet, Domaine Saint Antonin 2017
    Grenache 14.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Wonderfully fruity and juicy style with cherry and raspberry fruit,soft and vibrant. This is only...
    £12.90 per bottle
  7. Faugeres, Les Jardins, Dom St-Antonin
    Faugères, Les Jardins, Domaine Saint Antonin 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz 14.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Liquorice and herb flavours with plenty of soft fruit and ripe tannins balanced with lovely...
    £10.70 per bottle
  8. Rouge Vigneron Castelmaure Corbières
    Le Rouge Vigneron, Castelmaure, Corbières 2017
    Carignan 14.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Full of juicy fruit, soft and easy style with herby weight and just a touch of tannin on the...
    £10.40 per bottle
  9. Domaine de la Cendrillon Corbières Inédite
    Domaine de la Cendrillon 'Inédite', Corbières 2014
    Southern Rhône Blend 14.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Complex and intense with plenty of herby fruit and great depth. Silky and long with just a touch of...
    £17.20 per bottle
    Out of stock
  10. Domaine de la Cendrillon Corbières Classique
    Domaine de la Cendrillon 'Classique', Corbières 2015
    Southern Rhône Blend 14.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Smooth and elegant with with juicy black fruits and hints of liquorice, herby with hints of spice....
    £12.70 per bottle
  11. Merlot  Dom La Condamine l'Eveque
    Condamine l'Evêque 'Wilesinde', Côtes de Thongue Merlot 2017
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Soft and mellow red with delicious berry fruit, plenty of ripeness makes it smooth, easy drinking....
    £8.80 per bottle
  12. Martinfort VV Carignan
    Martinfort Carignan, Sélection Vieilles Vignes, Vin de France 2018
    Carignan 12.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Round, full and soft red with good chunky fruit and excellent concentration. There are a lot of old...
    £8.40 per bottle
  13. Petite Vigne Shiraz
    La Petite Vigne Shiraz, Pays d'Oc 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Fresh and lively Shiraz, bursting with juicy black fruit and a soft, positive...
    £7.80 per bottle
  14. Mas de la Seranne Ombre du Figuier, Languedoc
    Mas de la Seranne, A L'Ombre du Figuier, Coteaux du Languedoc 2018
    Cinsault 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Named after the chain of hills seen from the vineyard in the Coteaux d'Aniane, Jean-Pierre...
    £12.30 per bottle
  15. Cotes du Roussillon Clos
    Domaine Boudau, Le Clos, Côtes du Roussillon 2018
    Grenache 14.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Elegant, fruity wine with plenty of supple red and black fruit backed up with ripe tannin. This is...
    £12.30 per bottle
  16. Ch Ste-Eulalie, Minervois
    Château Sainte Eulalie, Prestige d'Eulalie, Minervois 2018
    Carignan 14.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    The chalky soil of Minervois produces fruity wines with a characteristic elegance. It's a...
    £10.60 per bottle
  17. Ch de Lancyre, VV, Pic-St-Loup
    Château Lancyre Rouge, Vieilles Vignes, Pic Saint-Loup 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz 13.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Régis Valentin and his uncle, Bernard Durand, make some of the best wines in the fashionable...
    £15.20 per bottle
  18. Dom Condamine l'Eveque Mourvedre
    Condamine l'Evêque 'Georges' Mourvèdre, Côtes de Thongue 2017
    Mourvèdre/Mataró 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Condamine l'Eveque is a progressive domaine run by the Bascou family near Sète....
    £8.80 per bottle
  19. Remi & Jerome Syrah, d'Oc
    Rémi & Jérôme Syrah, Pays d'Oc 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    A full and spicy Syrah with flavours of blackberries and damsons. This is full of soft, juicy fruit...
    £8.50 per bottle
  20. Remi & Jerome Merlot, d'Oc
    Rémi & Jérôme Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2018
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    A soft, fruity Merlot with juicy flavours of plums and blackcurrants sourced from vineyards close...
    £7.80 per bottle

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