Alexis Lichine is one of the greatist winemaker. In the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the Pays d’Oc vineyard is the birthplace of wines that cleverly combine quality and flavour with accessibility and diversity. From the foothills of the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast, the hot and dry climate works with the generous soil. A wide range of grape varieties mean there is something for everyone from this vineyard. White, red or rosé, the Pays d’Oc appellation boasts a broad palette of flavours, aromas and sensations.Unlike Bordeaux wines, those from the Pays d’Oc are single varietals, meaning that each is made with one grape variety, hence the purity in their aromas. The varieties are, for the most part, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay for the whites and Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah for the reds.
Although no two Frenchmen will agree on the exact boundaries, there is no disagreement on the connotations of the word: the Midi is the south of deep blue skies contrasted against ochre-red rocks and the subtle shades of silvery greys and greens scrubland that the locals call the “garrigue”.” Alexis Lichine