Given Languedoc’s size and lack of truly finite appellations, it’s curious how many wineries will use various levels of classification to place their wines as they have the flexibility to do so. This is often done due to stylistic concepts, use of unapproved blends or varieties at the higher appellation, or in the case of Terrasses du Larzac (where all of these wineries sit), because white wines aren’t allowed under that appellation. It’s an oft-found situation and one that, while found in Roussillon and Rhône to some extent, really finds […]

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