The Magical Minervois Wine Region Of Southern France

After years of living in the Bordeaux wine region of southeastern France, I recently moved to live for some months in the Minervois wine region in the south. The impact of moving here is immediate: vegetal scents differ; dusk light is altered; landscape colors are changed in richness and vibrancy. Many wines here are surprisingly delicious—with a palatable price/quality ratio for any wallet.

The nation of France is divided into 18 administrative regions, of which 13 are located within Europe. These ‘regions’ were created in 1982 and their number alters over time. One region in southern France was known as Languedoc-Roussillon, which was later amalgamated with another

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