The Saint Christol from Domaine Sainte Sophie is located in the village of Saint Christol within the Coteaux du Languedoc, adjacent to the Pic St Loup. The Domaine is owned by the Guinaud brothers, who create a soft velvety red from Rhone varietals Syrah and Mourvedre. The Languedoc is a vast region stretching across much of the south and the Mediterranean and is France`s single largest vineyard entity for its Vins de Pays wines. Within the Languedoc lie several distinctly identified Vins de Pays (including the l`Aude, Gard and Hérault) and many generic appellations that maintain traditional local blends and wine styles such as Minervois, Corbières, Pic Saint Loup and Fitou.
The village of St Christol, near Nimes, is considered to produce red wines of a special quality within the Languedoc appellation. The Saint Christol is a blend from Syrah, Carignan and Mourvedre and is a soft velvety red with a floral bouquet of violets and red berries and a dominance of spicy Syrah on the palate. This is a wonderful example of the amazing quality that is coming from the more inspired Languedoc winemakers. The Saint Christol is perfect with grilled meats, sausages, snails and most cheeses.