Terrasses du Larzac was named Beattane & Dessauve’s French Appellation of the Year in 2011, while Andrew Jefford has described it as some of the greatest vineyard land in the South of France and Jancis Robinson stated, in the Oxford Wine Companion, that Montpeyroux is the ‘highest named cru within the Coteaux du Languedoc.’
So what is it about this area that makes it so special?
The high limestone plateau that Domaine Cinq Vents sits on and the five winds that blow through it (the Tramontane, the Marin, the Cers, the Scirocco and the Autan) have a big effect on the climate and terrior of the region.
Cool temperatures and a high level of rainfall make the growing season longer than in other parts of the Languedoc and creates a freshness to the grapes. This makes it possible to make wine with a focus and minerality seldom explored in the South of France.