A wine tasting at the Maison du Languedoc in London on 10 November 2010 offered an interesting insight into the dynamic spirit of « Outsiders » in the region making quality wines. Twelve producers from half a dozen different countries (including France) were present.
The leading UK wine trade magazine, Harpers, selected six of the best wines from the tasting. Included was the Vintage Rose from Chateau Rives-Blanques.
The country’s leading wine writers and a number of wine bloggers also wrote extensively about this event. Their comments, notably those about the Rives-Blanques chardonnay, Odyssée; and its barrel fermented sauvignon blanc can be found on these links:
Tim Atkin MW: http://blog.timatkin.com/?p=159
Sally Easton MW: http://www.winewisdom.com/articles/outsiders-view-of-the-languedoc/
Brett Jones: http://brettthewinemaestro.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/inside-with-the-outsiders-of-languedoc/
Leon Stolarski: http://leonstolarski.blogspot.com/2010/11/outsiders-disparate-bunch-of-aliens.html
Graham Tigg: http://languedoc-wine.blogspot.com/2010/11/outsiders-tasting-part-1.html
Love that Languedoc: http://love-that-languedoc.com/languedoc-outsiders-tasting-in-london/