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2017 Languedoc Blanc “Aupilhac”

Domaine d’Aupilhac

This blend of Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Clairette, and Vermentino is planted in the lieu-dit of Aupilhac, the little corner of the Larzac behind Sylvain’s winery on the lower limestone slopes of Mont Baudile. All of Sylvain’s wines show a strong sense of place, as his organic viticulture and minimalist treatment in the cellar coax the essence of his land. It tastes as if bees had harvested the nectar and pollen of all the local flowers and herbs and brewed it into wine.

Dixon Brooke

Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 20% Ugni Blanc, 35% Grenache Blanc, 35% Clairette, 10% Vermentino
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Domaine d'Aupilhac
Vineyard: 16 years average
Soil: Clay, limestone
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

map of Languedoc-Roussillon

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.

While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s checkered history, the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with an emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.

Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.

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