Please forgive this little reminder about Stand D21 at Vinisud Asia, where three top producers from the Languedoc have clubbed together under the name Chateaux du Sud, offering an exciting range of award-winning sparkling, white, rosé and red wines.
They are the iconic La Clape vineyard, Mas du Soleilla, winner of Decanter's International Trophy and many times Decanter trophy holder for Best Regional Red Wine, whose complex and elegant wines are regularly rated 90+ points by Wine Spectator and were chosen by the World's Best Sommelier, Gérard Basset, for the World Wine Conference this year: the highlight and 'must-taste' stop at Vinisud Asia.
Like La Clape, Limoux is another 'Grand Cru' appellation of the Languedoc. It will be represented by one of the main engines of the appellation, Chateau Rives-Blanques, whose sparkling wines feature amongst Jancis Robinson's top 25, and whose eclectic and interesting range of food-friendly still white wines won more gold medals from Decanter last year than any other producer in the region.
The third of these elite single-estate vineyards is the ground-breaking organic Costieres de Nimes producer, Domaine de Calet with an unbeatable range of white, rosé and red wines of outstanding value.
Friendship, a common cause and a shared belief in quality and integrity hold these three producers from three entirely different terroirs together.
Their wines have also been selected for the Master Classses on the great wines of Languedoc-Roussillon conducted at Vinisud Asia by Matthew Stubbs MW. They have also been chosen for Vinisud Asia's Food and Wine Corner: a culinary space for the famous Chefs of the Escoffier China Association, bringing together the best of Chinese and Western Chefs in China. Matchings of sweet and salty, sweet and sour, and spicy dishes will show how wonderfully our wines accompany Asian cuisines.
We hope, and look forward to seeing you there!