‘The Languedoc is a wonderful source of characterful, good-value wines and none more so than Saint-Chinian at the western end of this Mediterranean tract’ writes James Lawther MW.
Situated in the foothills of the Cévennes, northwest of the town of Béziers, Saint-Chinian offers generous, dark fruit, spice and garrigue-scented red wines that are underpinned by a refreshing mineral edge – alongside a steady proportion of rosé wines and increasing number of whites.
Quality and style vary, but low yields, an equable climate (so less vintage variation), a judicious blend of Midi grape varieties and a growing number of reliable producers have made Saint-Chinian an increasingly sound bet.
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Source: Georgina Hindle