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. Mas de la Seranne Ombre du Figuier
    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
  2. 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
  3. Pinot Noir
    Loron Pinot Noir, Vin de France 2019
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Vin de France
    A great example of this capricious grape variety. Sourced from the Auvergne region in France. It...
    £9.70 per bottle
  4. Ch de Tiregand Rouge
    Château de Tiregand, Pécharmant, Comtesse de Saint-Exupèry 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    Related to the famous author and aviator, François-Xavier de Saint-Exupéry runs...
    £14.95 per bottle
  5. Ch Le Fage
    Château Le Fagé Merlot, Bergerac 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    In a pretty, rolling part of France, much favoured by the Brits, François and Benoit...
    £9.50 per bottle
  6. Ch Ste-Eulalie, Minervois
    Château Sainte Eulalie, Prestige d'Eulalie, Minervois 2018
    Carignan 14.5% 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
  7. Remi & Jerome Syrah
    Rémi & Jérôme Syrah, Pays d'Oc 2018
    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
  8. Remi & Jerome Merlot
    Rémi & Jérôme Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2019
    Merlot 13.0% 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
  9. Sautarel Red
    Le Sautarel Red, Vin de France
    Carignan 12.5% Vol
    South of France > Vin de France
    A light, fruity, easy drinking red with bags of ripe summer fruits that is just wonderfully...
    £7.50 per bottle

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