Perfect Valentine's wines: Fall in love the Languedoc

You don’t need to be rich to drink wines you’ll love or that will impress your other half. Proof? Start in the lovely Languedoc…

Say hello to the Languedoc-Roussillon

The popular and very expensive regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, get all the attention but it’s the lesser-known area of the Languedoc-Roussillon that’s turning heads and hearts, for a fraction of the price!

Based in southern France, the Languedoc’s gorgeously hot, sunny and dry climate is a grape-growers’ dream.


A question of quality

Mass overproduction of cheap table wines is a thing of the past. Talented winemakers are now focusing on older vines, lower yields and higher-quality wines that really pack a punch.

You don’t need to be rich to drink wines you’ll love, or that will impress your other half.

Proof? Start in the lovely Languedoc. The best bit? The French still can’tquite get their heads around the step change in quality and remain suspicious of anything higher priced. That means us UK folk benefit from a load of high-quality exports.


Look clever in front of your loved ones

Not only are you quids in for saving a mini-fortune on overhyped wines, but you’ve also uncovered some hidden gems that taste a treat.

Reds are big and ballsy, with oodles of juicy fruit. Look out for Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache.

White wines are usually unoaked, fresh and zesty. Keep your eyes peeled for fresh-as-a-daisy Picpoul de Pinet and Sauvignon Blanc.


Meet Katie Jones…

Katie Jones is one of the talented independent winemakers crowdfunded by Naked Wines’ “Angels”.

Based in the Languedoc, Katie turned to Naked after vandals poured her entire year’s vintage down the drain. Thanks to Angel funding, she was back on her feet in no time, making a selection of seriously robust and juicy red wines—chock-full of tasty fruit and the wild herbs and character from the area.


Don’t take my word for it. Here’s £30 off a 6-pack of mouth-watering Languedoc lovelies to try for yourself


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