The South of France is known for its wines from the sunny Languedoc-Roussillon region. They certainly bring memories of holidaying in the beautiful countryside which enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. The wine growing region stretches along the Mediterranean from the Rhône valley all the way to the Spanish border and as far as Carcassonne to the north. It comes with diverse altitudes and microclimates, and picturesque vineyards roll down to the sea.
Each year, the very best wines are selected for the Sud de France Top 100 Wines Awards. As the biggest wine growing region in France, and one of the biggest in the world, the region is known for producing wines of outstanding quality as well as diversity.
Tim Atkin MW (Master of Wine) again led a judging panel of 20 top writers, expert wine buyers and sommeliers. The blind judging comprised over 600 entries from some 200 producers, featuring an impressive 35 grape varieties. The competition highlights the taste discovery and qualities of local grape varieties – including Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Muscat and Mauzac. Some of the innovative blending reflects a refreshing freedom of expression and energy.
Many of these Top 100 wines are now available to buy easily in the UK, and we have a mixed case of six bottles to give away to one lucky reader. Simply enter the competition at the bottom of the page.
Here are three of the wines you could win…
Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Delivery can be made to a UK mainland address only. For more information on the Sud de France Top 100 Wines go to http://www.suddefrancetop100.co.uk/