The red wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon are sultry, sensuous, and balanced. The wines we hand select are made by the most passionate winemakers and have a finesse and complexity that will keep you coming back for more.
Wines marked below with the green leaf symbol are certified organic by the European Union.
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AOP Saint Chinian
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache
An alluring, purple-faceted ruby in the glass, this Syrah-dominant blend expresses concentrated blackcurrant fruit while maintaining an alluring complex palate. Aromas of truffles, passionfruit, licorice, and cocoa harmonize with a fine spiciness, long finish, and well-integrated oak.
A.O.P. Minervois La Livinière
70% Syrah, 20% Grenache Noir, 10% Carignan
Food pairing: Luscious with Chicken Curry and Spiced Jasmine Rice; Scampi and Sweet Pepper Sauté with Ouzo Cream Sauce; and Barbequed Red Mullet (or Redfish) with Sauce Provençale (Tomatoes, Garlic, Black Olives, Basil).
60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Malbec
La Maitresse won Silver three times—Challenge Millésime BIO, Concours Agricole de Paris, and Concours des Grands Vins de France. Strong and well-elaborated, this organic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec beautifully expresses the spicy character and smooth tannins typical of the Malepère region. Aromas of strawberries, wild berries and a hint of pepper entice in this Bordeaux-style blend. The dark red fruit and tannins ease into a silky finish, befitting ‘the Mistress’.
Vin de France
This single-vineyard Syrah is an organic powerhouse that delights with its velvety mouthfeel and notes of raspberry, licorice, mint and wild brambles. Winemaker Katie Jones is one of the women leading the Languedoc wine making renaissance. She creates her distinctive wines from old vineyards and rare grape varieties. This wine is ‘rare’ because Katie makes only 2-3 barrels per year.
AOP Terrasses du Larzac
45% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Grenache, Syrah and a touch of Cinsault give this organic, biodynamic cuvée a breathtaking, aromatic complexity and a silky mouthfeel. Rich black fruit of blackberries and cassis sparkle with hints of liquorice and a dash of pepper. Soft tannins glide to a long, fresh finish.
AOP Côtes du Roussillon - Caramany Villages
70% Syrah, 30% Carignan
An organic cuvée with a dazzling garnet color, Le Plus Joli emanates aromas of blackcurrants then blossoms into violets, licorice, and cocoa. The light structure and silky texture of this unforgettable wine will enchant you.
AOC Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac
75% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah
Food Pairing: Serve with Beef Cheek Stew (Daube) with Prunes and Orange
Syrah, Mourvèdre, Old Grenache Noir
Syrah, Mourvèdre and Old Grenache Noir blend together to create an intense, decadent nose of black pepper and licorice mingled with cassis and blueberry in this organic, biodynamic red. In the mouth, rich complexity flows into a long, smooth finish. The Mourvèdre imparts tobacco, cedar wood and a pleasing tannic structure. Les Crès was praised by wine critic Andrew Jefford.
Grenache, Syrah, Old Carignan
Food pairing: Luscious like a ruby red cashmere scarf .......settle in with someone you love to talk to about the stars and drink this with Daube Languedocienne (Rich Red Wine Beef Stew); or Slow Cooked Osso Buco with Prunes, Oranges and Leeks. Out of this world!
Vin de Pays Coteaux de Murviel
60% Syrah (40 year old vines) 40% Grenache (70 year old vines)
A pure and precise wine, this luscious blend of Syrah and Grenache offers rich notes of fruit, a hint of the garrigue and striking balance from the finest French oak barrels. The Grenache is from the oldest parcels on this fine micro-climate domaine. Terre des Dames has been certified organic for over ten years and is run by one of the brilliant women winemakers leading the Languedoc winemaking renaissance.
A.O.P. Saint-Chinian Roquebrun
Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Grenache Noir
The generous nose on this organic red delights with strawberry, cassis and lovely hints of oak. The luxurious mouthfeel is soft, rich and fruity, evolving into grippy tannins. The finale can only be described as GRAND with a second wave of fruit, firm tannins and a smoky aftertaste touched with chocolate.
50% Mourvèdre, 30% Carignan, 20% Grenache
Food Pairing: In order to reveal the full potential of this wine with a strong antioxidant Mourvèdre slowly emerging, it is best to wait 4 to 5 years for it to reach maturity and thus open its aromatic palette, or it is imperative to decant it 5 to 7 hours before eating it. This will reveal the very strong character of this wine both on the very ripe black fruits but also and especially on the notes of roasting, cocoa or cinnamon.