Caves des Vignerons de Saint Saturnin
We are very pleased to say that we now stock wines from the Langudoc Appellation, Saint Saturnin, and the neighbouring AOP, Terrasses du Larzac. These are fantastic wines including some delicious reds and rosés of which we are the sole importers. Terrasses du Larzac was recently lauded by the Telegraph as a relatively unknown but excellent Appellation. Set in the foothills of the Cevennes, the terraces descend from the high Larzac plateau escaping the burning summer heat of the Langeudoc plane. The limestone terroir allows for excellent drainage and these wines are gaining in popularity.
Saint-Saturnin is a sub-region of southern France's Languedoc appellation (formerly Coteaux du Languedoc). This means that as a recognised source of higher-quality wines.
The sub-region is named after Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian, a village in the southern foothills of the Massif Central. The presence of the hills above the village creates a slightly cooler climate than that which is found in most of the Languedoc region, although the climate is still decidedly Mediterranean. Long, hot days and slightly cooler nights mean increased give provide variation for Saint-Saturnin's vineyards – an important factor in the creation of wines with balanced sugars and acids. The soils here are a combination of mostly clay and limestone, created over the millennia by glacial activity.
Domaine Rouge Bleu
is situated between the revered appellations of Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Its 9ha of vineyards are cultivated in order to produce high quality biodynamic wines. Right in the heart of the Southern Rhone, the vines grow around the Domaine's 400 year old farm. Mostly composed of old vines, the wines are vinified in accordance with traditional methods - with every aspect of the wine making, aging and bottling taking place on the premises. The diversity of the vines, coupled with the passion and devotion of talented young winemakers Thomas and Caroline Bertrand, has produced some fantastic results!
takes its name from Occitan (an old language from the South of France) Font Salat, meaning Salted Fountain. It refers to the naturally salted spring of the Chateau which is used for the vineyard. Deep in the Saint Chinian appellation of the Languedoc, the Chateau produces some excellent reds but also white and rose wines. Having won numerous awards, including a bronze medal at the Decanter World Wine awards 2014 for its Felix Cupla cuvee, these wines are extremely good value and are a very well kept Languedoc secret.
Domaine Sainte Croix
is hidden in the rugged limestone hills of the High Corbières, situated in the village of Fraissé des Corbières in the very South of France, on the border between the Languedoc and the Roussillon. This is an area that has been widely reputed for its Grenache-based wines for well over a century and many of these same vines still give grapes of extraordinary depth and concentration. The small vineyard parcels are often bordered by age-old stone walls, fig, almond and wild cherry trees. Domaine Sainte Croix is owned and run by English husband and wife team, Jon and Elizabeth Bowen, who are investing their considerable knowledge to produce some delicious natural wines.