Celebrate the New Year with Pays d’Oc IGP Collection Wines

Pays d’Oc IGP, leader in French varietal wines and the number 1 French wine exporter, is offering a unique collection of wines for the Winter season. Hailing Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France, the region is spoilt for choice in terms of fine and high-end wines produces. Plus, to clear up the slightly jarring name, the abbreviation IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée), in use since 2009, stands for a guarantee of origin and the way in which the wines are produced.

Each year Pays d’Oc IGP selects its Collection wines following a tasting by an international jury of 10 experts, made up of top sommeliers, wine journalists and a Professor of Gastronomy. Here is just a small selection of their wines listed for the 2015 Collection.

Les Vignes de l’Arque – Les Boissières 2013 (£10.25, Leon Stolarski)

A complex and exciting merlot, this is a fantastic wine at a great price. With a black fruit aroma and notes of toffee, the wine’s nose sets the stall out for an indulgent and pleasant wine. Completed by elegant tannins and sweet, blackcurrant and bramble flavours, this wine is a must buy. Gorgeous.

CUVEE BOISSIERES 2013

Domaine de l’Engarran – La Lionne 2014 (£9.99, The Imperial Wine Company)

La Lionne is a white wine made of 100% Sauvignon Blanc, coming from strictly selected parcels within the vineyard of the Château – which can clearly been tasted in the glass. It has some fantastic aromas of citrus and white flowers too, with a fresh pepper finish. This is highly drinkable and fun, perfect for a fish course or just to sip on.

ENGARRAN - LIONNE 2014

BLB Vignobles – Tête de Cuvée de la Jasse 2012 (£14.99, The Wine Company)

A classic cabernet sauvignon, this red is supple and juicy. Full of sweet cherry and blackcurrant flavour, this wine is ideal for winter evenings in.

LA JASSE 2012

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