Petit Manseng, one of the greatest sweet wine varietals

The Southwest of France is a treasure trove for some of the most interesting wines. Often made by producers who have to work harder than elsewhere, the difficult to remember appellations and varietals offer great value for everyday drinking.   The Juran├žon region, at the foothills of the Pyrenees, is a tiny 13 square kilometersContinue reading “Petit Manseng, one of the greatest sweet wine varietals”

Organic Chardonnay from Limoux

The Languedoc region is vast, and we tend to forget the pockets of cooler climes such as Limoux, a region whose bottled-fermented sparkling precedes even fine Champagne. It appears that viticulteurs here have been silently working one some fine Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines that are sold all over France, but almost unheard ofContinue reading “Organic Chardonnay from Limoux”