Châtea Haut-Blanville's Baptiste Koch in Languedoc earlier this year.

Château Haut-Blanville’s Baptiste Koch in Languedoc earlier this year.


You’d certainly be forgiven for being unfamiliar with the nascent appellation of Grés De Montpellier. Stretching from the Hérault middle valley to the Vidourle, and from the Mediterranean in the south to the Pic Saint-Loup in the north, Grés De Montpellier was launched in 2003, the first wines being the product of the 2002 vintage.

Château Haut-Blanville produce a range of wines utilising the Languedoc’s impressive library of varietals, from a Vermentino (known locally as Rolle) and Pinot Noir IGP, through traditional AOP Languedoc Syrah/Grenache/Cinsault blends, through to the Syrah/Grenache/Mourvèdre/Carignan and pure Syrah wines of their Cru Grés de Montpellier AOP bottlings.

We interviewed Château Haut-Blanville’s charming Baptiste Koch about both the house and this rather newish and exciting appellation.



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Jamie Drummond

Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And that’s a cool appellation, for sure.