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Languedoc yields 15% down following drought and mildew

Published:  09 January, 2024

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL), which represents 2,000 estates across the region has published its 2023 vintage report, revealing a 15% decline in production on the five-year average.

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Les Jamelles launches colour-coded range

Published:  08 January, 2024

Leading Languedoc varietal brand Les Jamelles has launched its Tasteful Encounters campaign and introduced a colourful new look.

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Badet Clément goes back to its roots with Delaunay rebrand

Published:  23 October, 2023

Historic French company Badet Clément will once again be known by its Delaunay name, after a ‘lucky twist’ enabled the family to buy back the name which was lost three decades ago.

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France Report: Premium prospects

Published:  28 June, 2023

Heather Dougherty looks at how far the idea of premium Languedoc has come in recent years, while taking a bird’s eye view of its biggest winners.

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Languedoc's changing tide in fortunes

Published:  17 March, 2023

The Languedoc AOP continues its journey to bridge the gap between entry level and top tier, premium wines, with a raft of eminently drinkable styles now finding favour with consumers from across its stable of reds, whites – and increasingly – rosés. Jo Gilbert reports from a fascinating roundtable session.

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Arrogant Frog puts up vineyard resistance

Published:  17 February, 2023

Leading Languedoc producer Jean-Claude Mas is set to bring his first fungus resistant varietal wine to market, with the unveiling of a Souvignier Gris ‘Résistant’ at Wine Paris.

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Languedoc winegrowers celebrate plentiful harvest

Published:  09 December, 2022

Winemakers in the Languedoc have described the 2022 vintage as “very exciting,” despite the challenging conditions of this year.

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Languedoc producer launches inaugural NFT scheme

Published:  29 November, 2021

A boutique wine label in the Languedoc Roussillon has become the first French wine brand to embrace cryptocurrency and sell digital assets via blockchain.

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Rebranding the Languedoc

Published:  14 October, 2021

Premium wines emerging from the Languedoc are shifting perceptions on a global scale, as James Lawrence reports.

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Enotria refreshes France ahead of tasting return

Published:  26 August, 2021

Enotria & Coe has taken on two new, yet very different, additions to its France portfolio.

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Delaunay cousins shake up Chablis

Published:  13 July, 2021

Badet Clément president Laurent Delaunay has teamed up with another member of the long-standing negociant family to make a contemporary, international brand that focuses on ‘cool terroir’.

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Co-op becomes first supermarket to sell Chateau La Negly

Published:  07 July, 2021

Languedoc producer Chateau La Negly has made its wine available to buy for the first time at a UK supermarket with a launch into Co-op.

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Sud de France Top 100 unveiled

Published:  17 May, 2021

The winners of the Sud de France Top 100 competition, run in media partnership with Harpers, have been unveiled.

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Long Read: The frosty face of climate change

Published:  13 April, 2021

The devastation caused by last week's plummeting temperatures and frosts in Europe was a pernicious reminder that climate change-induced extreme weather events are on the rise.

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Sud de France UK Top 100 Awards set for 2021 return

Published:  25 March, 2021

The ninth edition of the Sud de France Top 100 competition is set to proceed this year in media partnership with Harpers, after a pause in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Headline Heroes: Languedoc

Published:  09 October, 2020

As the world’s biggest wine-producing region, the Languedoc offers the diversity typical of a whole country, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Domaine de la Métairie d'Alon expansion

Published:  15 May, 2019

Domaine de la Métairie d'Alon, part of the Badet Clement portfolio, has unveiled plans for a major expansion programme.

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New CIVL Languedoc president to focus on sustainability

Published:  16 November, 2018

The Languedoc’s interprofessional body has appointed Miren de Lorgeril as its new president, making her currently the only female president of an interprofession in France.

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Independent survey: What's selling

Published:  18 July, 2018

In our latest poll, Harpers gave independent merchants a chance to identify those wines that always get consumers coming back for more. We looked at how these bottles stacked up

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LWF: Domaine Paul Mas launches ambitious estate wines

Published:  25 May, 2018

Domaine Paul Mas is to launch three new estate wines from Languedoc and Roussillon this September, to be pitched to the market at around £50 RRP.

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