Languedoc-Roussillon, the Wines of Southern France is our latest book. Our tenth book. It is about one of the “hottest” and most dynamic wine regions in France. It is the first book in Swedish that talks of both of these districts, the Languedoc, which is the northern part, and Roussillon, which borders Spain. Languedoc-Roussillon is an exciting wine district, dynamic and evolving, there are many young and ambitious wine producers. This is the perfect summer reading for anyone who wants to be inspired, who wants to find new and delicious wines, or for the one who sets out to travel in southern France.
The book is – unfortunately! – only available in Swedish. Inquiries for foreign editions are welcome.
For a long time, this southern French region has been one of our favourite areas. In the book, we present nearly 100 exciting producers. The book also provides a current update on appellations and grapes and terroir, on the history and also the local gastronomy.
Ten years after we wrote the first book in Swedish about Languedoc (2007) a lot has happened! There has been an incredible evolution over the ten years in this dynamic district. We have tasted thousands of wines and talked to hundreds of producers. It is not a new edition of our old book but a completely new and different book.
The book contains all new texts and is even better. We mention around 320 different producers, of which just under one hundred have detailed profiles. The book covers both “big” Languedoc, with Montpellier as the capital, and “small” Roussillon stretching west from Perpignan along the Spanish border. We are particularly happy to include Roussillon, a region that rarely gets the attention it deserves.
There are newly drawn maps that guide you to the different sub-regions. It not only talks about the wines, vineyards and wine producers but also about the grapes, the local gastronomy (they have a lot of delicious food down here!), about terroir and geography, about history and more.
But the core is all the wine producers, those who make all the good wines we consumers can enjoy. It is perhaps particularly enjoyable thanks to the fact that the prices here are very humane compared to more famous appellations. You get a lot of taste experience for the money down here.
Here you can find both pioneers, not to say rebels, as well as traditionalists. But everyone (included in the book) makes good wines. A lovely region to explore.
We have published more detailed information about the Languedoc-Roussillon book here.
And you can see how it looks on this video: