Perched on the first hills of the Haut Languedoc, the Allegria winery has stunning panoramic views overlooking the plains below that stretch to the Mediterranean and to the Montagne Noire to the west. On a clear day, the snow capped peaks of the Pyrenees can also be seen in the distance.
This promising winery was created in 2008 with the purchase of 9 hectares of vines by Ghislain and Delphine d'Aboville, and Roberto de la Mota, one of the most respected Argentinian oenologists.
The winery regularly catches the wine critics’ attention. The Tribu d’A red, the wine chosen for the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience was selected by the Revue Terre de Vins as their top pick for 2018 in a blind tasting of more than 180 Languedoc wines. It also won a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge, the world’s largest wine competition with more than 15 000 wines tasted.
The Guide Hachette des Vins 2018 wine guide and its Vins Bios organic wine guide lauded praise on the Dolce Vita 2015 (2 stars) and the 2016 vintage (3 stars). It’s a real darling of the guide. The 2014 vintage of the “Cousu Main” wine was rated 14.5 – 15.5 by the tasters from La Revue du Vin de France wine magazine, and the 2012 vintage was awarded a star by the Guide Hachette des Vins. And the winery’s red wine “Petits Bonheur” was selected by La Revue du Vin de France as among the best wines of the 2016 vintage.
Allegria is one of the first Languedoc wineries created that is completely respectful of the environment. The 9 hectares of vines are iorganically certified, and the new wine making and storing buildings have been designed with the same philosophy; a grass roof, rainwater collecting tank, solar paneled electricity…
The vineyards are planted with a nice mix of Mediterranean grape varietals; a majority of Syrah, lots of Mourvèdre, a few acres of Cinsault and a small plot of Carignan.
Adopt a vine at the Allegria winery and get involved in making your own wine with the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience.