The Languedoc is often thought of as French’s engine room, it is after all the largest wine region in the world just behind Castilla La-Mancha. But if Languedoc is the engine room, Prieuré is a Rolls Royce. It has quite a pedigree. We’re down in the rolling hills near Pezenas here, in vineyards first planted by Cistercian monks who also built the Priory church of Saint Jean in 1152. Just over 30 hectares is broken into 45 different blocks and 3 different major soil types, galets, basalt and limestone … Burgundy eat your heart out!