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.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


This vine-yard was originally located on the banks of river Orbieu just outside Luc sur Orbieu, but in the great flood 1999 all the premises were destroyed, so they have now moved production and wine shop to Lezignan-Corbières. The selections of varieties they grow are larger than most producers in the area. The base is the typical verities for Corbières wine - Syrah, Carignan, Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, but they also grow Cinsault, Vermentino, Maccabeu, Grenache blanc and more. All these are old verities that go into the white and rosé wines of AOP Corbières.

Also typical for the area, this is mainly a producer of red wine. The prestige cuvee is their Cru Corbières Boutenac, which is a wine worth getting a few cases of as it is of outmost quality and accepts many years in your cellar, where it matures in a fine way. The most powerful wine though is a traditional AOP Corbières that grows on the red soil in the little village Conhilhac. The name of this wine is logically enough Terres Rouges and is matured on oak. They also produce a number of other AOP Corbières wine, one from very old vine. All harvest for the red wine is done by hand, which is a must for AOP Corbières Boutenac. They also produce two white wines and one rosé.

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