Known traditionally for its dramatic landscapes, the South of Franceis becoming one of the most vibrant and exciting of French vineyardareas. It is currently undergoing a startling transformation in qualityand shaking off its former reputation for vin ordinaire, and the winesnow compete on an international level. Every key wine area is covered- from Banyuls on the Spanish border to the island of Corsica - andfeatures the key wine producers and their wines,with details of theregions, laws, and grape varieties. The author reveals the fascinatingdevelopments in the vineyards and the cellars throughout this region'smany wine-producing locations and how new appellations are moreregularly rewarded here than in any other wine region in France. Thisis the most in depth, comprehensive, and evocative guide to theMediterranean wines of France.