Languedoc Wines will have a big presence in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area this year! Starting with a promotion at Sigel’s Fine Wines & Great Spirits through July, the wines will then be in focus at a number of different retail and restaurant accounts throughout the metro area in September and October, through our annual L’Aventure Languedoc promotion!
What to look for in Languedoc Wines:
Languedoc Sparkles in Limoux
As sales of bubbly continue to trend, AOC Crémant and Blanquette de Limoux (cray-mon and blon-ket de lee-moo) offer the unique combination of Champagne quality at Prosecco prices: Limoux sparklers are made in the same was as Champagne but retail for far less. This combination makes Limoux an ideal go-to wine to dress up a weekday dinner, as a gift for the discerning hostess or to help celebrate a special occasion.
Picpoul = ‘Pick Moules’
AOC 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 AOC Minervois (min-er-vwah) and AOC Corbières (cor-bee-air), among other great appellations.