Wine: A rustic renaissance
The Languedoc has frequently been overlooked as a wine-producing region, but it has a wine heritage that goes back as far as the ancient Greeks, writes Tomas Clancy.
The walled city of Carcassonne casts a tall shadow over much of Languedoc history and commerce. Physically it stands at the centre of the giant crescent-shaped wine region we know as Languedoc-Roussillon that runs from almost Marseilles westwards around to the border with Spain.
Carcassonne is surrounded by the tenderloin appellations of Minervois, CorbiÃ¨res, Fitou, CabardÃ¨s and, to the south, Limoux. Above all, however, Carcassonne is symbolic of the Languedoc, its resistance to orthodoxy, its...
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