Nestled between Provence, the Cevennes Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the Languedoc offers a tapestry of varied terroirs, where rebel winemakers are taking full advantage of France’s most flexible and varied AOC rules. Once a region known for its bulk wines, over the last few decades, the region has become a hotbed of experimental winemakers, organic farming practices and quality, value-driven wines. Here, one finds southern varietals like Carignan, Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault, as well as less typical varietals like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Chardonnay. This tasting highlights some of our favorite finds, new and old. Their food-friendliness, great price, and even age-worthiness make them great for both everyday consumption and inexpensive cellaring.