New expanded tasting schedule! – Find a tasting near you through the end of October via the link below
This summer, select Lowes stores throughout North Carolina will be featuring Languedoc AOP wines via in-store tastings and displays. Tastings run from early August through late September 2016.
What to look for in Languedoc Wines:
Rosé from the Other South of France
By now everyone has swirled copious amounts of Provençal rosé, but what about rosé from the other South of France? Throughout Languedoc, delicious rosés are made in a style similar to Provence rosé— dry with abundant cherry and strawberry flavors —but in price they win almost every time. Perfect for deck sipping and summer salad pairing. Read more here.
Picpoul = Pick Moules
AOP Picpoul de Pinet (peek-pool de pee-nay), made from the delightful Piquepoul grape, is a fresh, brightly acidic wine made in the coastal region of Pinet. Similar to Sauvignon Blanc, it pairs perfectly with seafood. So when you pick Picpoul, pick moules (mussels, in French).
Most wines from Languedoc are red blends made from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, and Cinsault. They’re seductively rich, earthy wines with dark berry and herb notes, and they pair phenomenally with a wide range of dishes.
Search out wines like AOP Minervois (min-er-vwah), AOP Corbières (cor-bee-air), AOP Faugères (fowj-air), AOP Fitou (fee-too), AOP Saint Chinian (san shinee-an), and AOP Languedoc-Pic Saint Loup (peek-san-loo).