Sunday, February 2, 2014

Some Pictures from the Languedoc-Roussillon

I just returned from five days of wine tasting my way through the Languedoc-Roussillon. I’m happy and exhausted. The trip was organized and sponsored by SudVinBio, an association of organic Languedoc-Roussillon winemakers, and centered around the Millésime Bio Fair in Montpellier.

I was joined by a group of wine writers (including
Alder Yarrow and W. Blake Gray) and sommeliers from the United States and Canada. We kicked off the trip with two days of vineyard tours in the Roussillon, where I experienced more than my share of the intense and persistent Tramontane winds. After the vineyard tours, we spent a few days at the Bio Fair in Montpellier, a trade show with more 700 organic winemakers from 12 countries.

In the coming days and weeks, I’ll have more posts about the region’s wines and the people who make them. In the meantime, check out the daily wine blog Terroirist on
Facebook for more photos and updates.

Cazes - vineyard with clouds

Cazes - Emmanuel in the wind

Pithon - 100 year old vines

Gardies - vineyard shot (2)

Cazes wine in window 

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