Wine shop in Pézenas, La Maison du Vin
Our Wine shop “La Maison du Vin” opened in August 2015. Aurélien took time to select many wines from local wine producers, some of the best of Languedoc and some news who start.
La Maison du Vin is a place where you can discover wines from Languedoc vineyard and a special focus on AOC Languedoc Pézenas. The is also a selection of Champagne, wines from other regions and countries, whiskies, rhums, cognac, armagnac, beers…
With a modern system “Advinéo” which keeps wines away from oxygen, you can daily taste 20 different wines. From fruity and easy drinking wine, to unbeatable good value and very famous wine.
Since 1998, Aurélien has always been a wine enthousiast. From his formation in catering school, and during his experiences as maitre d’hôtel in many restaurants (France, USA Switzerland), he always took time to meet winemakers and go to many domains to learn wine process. He continues to explore wine panel going to professional fair or being a jury for blind tasting competition.
Languedoc-Roussillon vineyard is the largest in the world. More than 250 000 hectares of vignes, from Nîmes to Spain border. Here you can find almost all grape varieties as the sunny weather allows all maturation. However, some grape varieties are more appropriate to Mediterranean climate : Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Piquepoul, Terret, Vermentino, Clairette, Bourboulenc…
Usually, Languedoc wines are the result of blend. To create balanced wines, producers used to blend grape varieties. For 30 years, we find “mono cépage”, wines produce with one grape variety. It fits the international request and it’s much more easy to undertand.
The “AOC” protect the expertise of winemakers. The largest one is AOC Languedoc, and many others : AOC Faugères, AOC Saint Chinian, AOC Corbières, AOC Fitou, AOC Côtes du Roussillon, AOC Pic saint Loup, AOC Picpoul de Pinet, AOC La Clape, AOC Terrases du Larzac, AOC Clairete du Languedoc, AOC Minervois, AOC Cabardes, AOC Malepère, AOC Limoux, AOC Crémant de Limoux, AOC Muscat de Frontignan, AOC Muscat de Lunel,…
Then you have all the “IGP” that includes wines from one grape variety or wines which do not respect the AOC rules. Does not mean there are less good, but there are not typically Languedoc wines.