Languedoc Wine - Domaine l'Aiguelière
Domaine l'Aiguelière is our new hit! Created over 30 years ago by a winemaker and an œnologist, it was one of the very first estates in Languedoc to choose quality over quantity. As a result their reputation grew very quickly and their two high-end cuvées, Côte Dorée and Côte Rousse, became a reference in the region. Today the estate is still managed by the same families, on the same beautiful terroirs and with the same passion.
We were absolutely stunned by the quality of all their wines when we first tasted them. While Languedoc used to be a region for cheap wines, it has come a long way over the past decade and there are now many producers making outstanding wines. Domaine de l'Aiguelière is definitely among them, and even more! Surely thanks to its long-lasting history of focusing on quality, their wines are a bit less powerful but with much more finesse and elegance than most Languedoc reds. People often say they easily compare to the best Syrah of Northern Rhône - and we do agree with it. The beautiful Côte Rousse would not be ridiculous if compared to a Côte Rôtie, and Velours to a Saint-Joseph!
The last thing we particularly like about Domaine l'Aiguelière is how they have always kept very reasonable prices. These wines all offer brillant value, which is one more argument to personally recommend them!