The Outsidersare a group of Languedoc-Roussillon wine producers. Working in the south of France, they create exciting wines which make full use of the region’s highly diverse soil types, climatic conditions and grape varieties. The group’s members come from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, the USA – and France. What they have in common is a conscious decision to relocate to this part of France to start a career in wine, recognising the potential of Languedoc-Roussillon’s terroir. Coming from “outside” means having an alternative perspective, which can translate into doing things a little differently... For example, thinking outside the box. Why not try the Outsiders - Case of 6?
Lagremas d’Aur (‘tears of gold’ in the Occitan language) was classified as an IGP Pays d’Oc because the Limoux Appellation does not allow sweet wines. Lagremas d’Aur is the result of a happy accident: the noble rot emblematic of Sauternes, seldom happens in Limoux, but 2016 was a great exception.
Occitania is unusually well suited to ‘difficult’ food combinations, such as salads, asparagus, artichokes and so on, and happily accompanies Asian as well as European food. It is a unique wine, being the first and until very recently, the only modern Mauzac bottled under the Limoux label.
Odyssée is the big gold medal winning wine, made by Rives-Blanques. It is fresh, mineral, and elegant; restrained yet full bodied and wonderfully aromatic. " A terrific chardonnay … the nose alone is worth the price of admission (92 pts)" – Robert Parker The Wine Advocate.
A Faugères with dominant Mourvèdre, from the highest shale vineyards of the appellation. Fruit aromas (raspberry, blackcurrant), sweet spices and fine ‘garrigue’ fragrance of scrubland extend in a smooth and silky mouth. The whole is a prodigious balance. The elegance of this thoroughbred wine makes it suitable for refined combinations... Learn More
A very nice Faugères with the smoked aromas typical of shale: graphite, licquorice, clove, scrub, juniper, white pepper. An explosion of fruit in mouth characterizes the finesse of this sensual wine ...