France: Languedoc Roussillon

Around Béziers

Wines from the Faugères, Saint Chinian and Minervois areas
By Richard James

This Guide was last updated on 11 February 2010
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Wine producers to visit



Domaine-de-la-Combe-Blanche
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Domaine de la Combe Blanche

Address: 3 Ancien Chemin du Moulin Rigaud, 34210 La Livinière
Tel: 04 68 91 44 82 or 06 80 43 40 61 (mobile)  Fax: 04 68 91 44 82
Email: contact@lacombeblanche.com
Web: www.lacombeblanche.com
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 43:18:24N (43.30679)    Longitude: 2:38:11E (2.63634) 

Guy Vanlancker’s eclectic plantings (he also has Tempranillo and Pinot Noir) give birth to La Chandelière (75% Syrah 25% Grenache) and La Galine (Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault), among others, both of which stand the test of time very well. Guy first moved here in 1981 and bought a few vineyard parcels around La Livinière, which is a cute, little village; it’s easy to visit a few other producers on foot – see Walks.

Useful information: Guy speaks limited English - French or Flemish preferred!

 

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