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Five Days In Languedoc- Roussillon: Chateau De La Negly Part II

As we worked our way towards the Pyrenees and into Roussillon we made a stop in La Clape. We were fortunate enough to be able to visit one of the most renowned wine makers of the appellation as well as the entire region, Chateau De La Negly.

The story of this chateau is a love affair with land and vine. A man, Jean Paul Rosset who inherited this mediterranean wonderland from his parents and turned it into some of the most celebrated wine in the area.

The information in this video is so plentiful that I had to put it into three parts or else it would be the length of a short film. In this video Cyril Chamontin, Jean Pual Rosset’s passionate winemaker takes us into the winery to give a peek at the winemaking process. The diligence and focus of Cyril’s process is infectious!

Enjoy the tour and get ready for the next video when we meet the man who made it all happen!

Enjoy! Share! Comment! Spread wine love! WINE TO THE PEOPLE!

Five Days In Languedoc- Roussillon: Chateau De La Negly

As we worked our way towards the Pyrenees and into Roussillon we made a stop in La Clape. We were fortunate enough to be able to visit one of the most renowned wine makers of the appellation as well as the entire region, Chateau De La Negly.

The story of this chateau is a love affair with land and vine. A man, Jean Paul Rosset who inherited this mediterranean wonderland from his parents and turned it into some of the most celebrated wine in the area.

The information in this video is so plentiful that I had to put it into two parts or else it would be the length of a short film. In this video Cyril Chamontin, Jean Pual Rosset’s passionate winemaker takes us on a tour of the many vineyards on their property. I have never seen so many different soil types and terroirs in one place and my wine geek brain was on excitement overload.

Enjoy the tour and get ready for the next video when we taste the wine and meet the man who it all happened.

Enjoy! Share! COmment! Spread wine love! WINE TO THE PEOPLE!

Five Days In Languedoc- Roussillon: Lunch in Narbonne

We took a break from vineyards for lunch in the ancient town of Narbonne, the agreed upon birthplace of French wine culture. Join me as we take a tour of one of the most emmense food markets I have ever seen.

I can’t really explain how wonderful this lunch was. The images must speak for themselves. This wonder of a place is the definition of local food. and the restuarants and bars that populate it are serving up some of the most delicious dishes.

I took the flip cam in with me so as not to freak out the locals a bigger camera (it was their lunchtime) but got some great footage of the scale of Les Halles de Narbonne.

Oh and this one is only about 6mins or so.

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Five Days In Languedoc- Roussillon: Marc Kreydenweiss

We now head to the eastern most region of The Languedoc-Roussillon by the name of Costieres De Nimes. This is a great story because we have a family that moved from Alsace to This area to make wine. They still make wine in Alsace have always had a dream of making red wines. When they arrived in Southern France they fell in love with the soils and climate and the one hundred year old Carignan vines.

Join me for fifteen minutes as I talk and geek out about biodynamic agriculture and pudding stone with Emmanuelle Kreydenweiss!

A Question Of Vintage

Before we head into Roussillon next week, a friend of mine asked me, via twitter, about vintage. And I got to thinkin, WOW, what a juicy subject. The word brings to mind terroir, climate and DRAMA! What is it about vintage and why is it so important? Is it so important?

The following are one wine geek’s thoughts on the idea of vintage. Let the conversation begin:

Languedoc-Rousillon Part IV: Minervois, Corbieres & Fitou

If you are just joining us we are traveling the Mediterranean along the southern coast of France. We are exploring a place called the Languedoc-Roussillon.

In Languedoc-Roussillon PART I: A Crash Course History I gave a general history and flavor of the place. It’s importance in the France wine culture, it’s struggle and triumph etc.

In Lannguedoc-Roussillon PART II: Coteaux Du Languedoc I tackled the largest appellation in the world hoping to shed some light on it’s many pockets of awesomenes such as Pic St. Loup and that wonderous little lagoon appellation Picpoul Du Pinet.

In Languedoc-Roussillon Part III: St. Chinian & Faugeres we headed North of Pinet and explored two of my faves in this massive wine region. Faugeres and St. Chinian.

And we are here at Languedoc-Rousillon Part IV: Minervois, Corbieres & Fitou where we round up the awesomeness of Languedoc and ready ourselves for the unique identity of Roussillon. I hope you enjoy!

Lannguedoc-Roussillon Part II: Coteaux Du Languedoc

In my ongoing obsession…i mean…series on the Languedoc-Roussillon i will now attempt to break down the largest appellation in the area: the Coteaux Du languedoc. Within this huge appellation there are many communes making great wine butt here are a certain few that  set in stone on the American market.

Check out Part One if ya missed it

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