Elemental Languedoc – The West

One way to think about the AOCs of Languedoc is to divide them into five groups defined by similar “elemental” features and wine styles. Here we take a look at “The West”:

  • Situated in the western half of Languedoc
  • Showcase not only Continental climatic influences, but bear Atlantic influences as well
  • More international varieties are found in these appellations than any others; examples include Merlot and Chardonnay
  • Sparkling wines produced here
  • Examples include: Limoux, Malepère, Cabardès