France: Languedoc Roussillon

Around Carcassonne

The wines of Cabardès, Malepère and Limoux
By Richard James and Paul Strang

This Guide was last updated on 26 April 2010
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Main wine styles

Reds

The reds produced in the cooler areas have finesse and red fruit flavours. Wines produced in the warmer, sunnier areas are supple and rich. Certain well-structured wines benefit from oak ageing.

Rosés

Fruity, fresh wines mainly produced by saignée method.

Whites

Mainly dry wines, mostly aromatic and zesty, or depending on winemaking style and oak use, may be rich, creamy and surprisingly complex.

Sparkling Wines

White Blanquette de Limoux (usually) and Crémant de Limoux (always) are made in a Brut style and are fresh, sometimes creamy sparkling wines. The Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale wines are semi-sweet, quite grapey and low in alcohol.

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