Archive for Garrigue

Jesse Willms Garrigue In The Languedoc Wine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2009 by jessewillmswine

Hi. It’s Jesse Willms again. I was looking around and found this article about why Languedoc wine tastes so much better than many other well known wines.

Check out what the dude says:

“One of the markers from wines from the Languedoc is the presence of flavors of Garrigue, the different herbs and brush that grow all over the region along with the vines. I always liked that Chateau St. Martin de la Garrigue had that in its name as well as in its wines. The wines of the domaine are from the AOC Coteaux du Languedoc and can be white, rosé or red. They make a few Vin du Pays wines from varietals not permitted in AOC Coteaux du Languedoc, like Chardonnay for a white and a sparkling. Jean Claude and his lovely wife over see a domaine of about 60 hectares (about 150 acres.)

They believe their soil and their proximity to the Mediterranean make the domaine a special place to grow both the vine and olive trees. In fact just in front of the main building a fig tree and an olive tree have grown into one another and it would be impossible separate the two. The olive tree has grown off to one side and the fig to another so that they both can get some sun. ”

Pretty cool, huh?

Jesse Willms