In the 90th we owned the Swedish wine import company Via Domitia, which was specialized on Languedoc wine. Now, as retired and living in Languedoc, we are still interested in wine and have the opportunity to have our former producers nearby and also to explore many new vine-yards. We like to share that experience with you in this guide.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


HUGUES DE BEAUVIGNAC - Avenue de Florensac, 34810 Pomerol

In the area around Séte on the Mediterranean coast they grow a quite unique white variety – Picpoul – that has an appellation of itself, AOP Picpoul de Pinet. These wines are designed to drink with the local oysters and all kinds of sea-food. It has also another use, together with another rare old variety – Clairette de Languedoc. They both are the basis for the famous dry vermouth Noilly Prat, that is produced in Marseillan, on the shore of d’Etang de Thau.

There are a mass of producers of Picpoul de Pinet  in the area and the quality differs. We are however not the only who regard the Picpoul from this producer to be one of the best. 

The production is mainly white wine. Besides the traditional Picpoul they make a very interesting wine that is fermented in oak. This gives the wine a full-bodied character that makes it perfect with more prepared and tasty fish and sea-food dishes with sauce.
Their Viogner and Chardonnay are beautiful wine that we always try to have a couple of bottles of on cooling. Just recently we tried I very interesting red on a wine fair. It was their Vin d’Une Nuit, that really was a surprise of taste and light elegance.

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