The southern French regions of Languedoc and Roussillon can deliver delicious and well-priced red wines, notable for their pure flavors and firm structures. At their best, they provide a refreshing contrast to the sometimes underconcentrated and over-oaked bottlings that can inhabit the values realm, especially from the New World.
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