Nothing but benefits!
Just like with wines of the New World, those of the Pays d’Oc IGP offer a simplified approach and clear indication of the varietals on labels, for easy selection based on the occasion. The 58 authorised varietals leave plenty of room for creativity. Single-varietal cuvées with a strong identity, novel blends, innovating packaging and attractive prices: Pays d’Oc wines offer everything we love and look for in everyday wines. Just what you need to bring to the table; something to please all palates.
The size of the vineyard between mountains, valleys and oceans, as well as the surprising soil diversity allow the same grape to deliver a different profile according to its roots. The vast territory is divided in three zones: the maritime plains in its littoral part, the first hillsides and finally, the vineyards in altitude.
For Vincent Chansault, winemaker at Domaine Gayda, there’s no better playground: “I traveled the vineyards of the world and for me, the goldmine is right here, in the Pays d’Oc. We have the perfect climate that adapts to almost all varieties. Personally, I have a true affinity with Syrah. The wine will be different depending on where I plant my Syrah: in altitude, it will yield very peppery aromas while here, on the hillsides, it will produce much more fruity aromas. In the mouth, it always has very silky, very round tannins and plenty of aromas. It speaks to me, really! I feel free to create here, to write my story.”1