Les Américains

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Syrah

Baked plum aromas. Big chunky tannins but sonorous fruit. Beautifully knit with lift and length. Very dense, with some smudgy chocolate and smoky minerality. Very good.
JancisRobinson.com, Tamlyn Currin

When we came to the Languedoc region, everybody talked about “Les Américains”.  It didn’t matter that mom is French-Vietnamese or that I am Franco-American.  We will always be Les Américains.  So why fight it?

We knew this would be the cuvée that most people saw.  It’s not as extreme as our flagship reserve, instead designed to be an ambassador to O’Vineyards.  The wine that introduces people to our rigorous work ethic, our delicious wines, and (perhaps ironically) our love of France.

o'vineyards les americains 2006Les Américains is a Cabardès blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.  Our unique position so far inland in the Languedoc allows us to balance Mediterranean richness and spice with Atlantic-influenced structure and boldness.  Les Amèricains has just enough richness and just enough austerity so that it is approachable to virtually all wine lovers.

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards is just a few kilometres north of Carcassonne. GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

Domaine O’Vineyards
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou until the D118 (the last straight road) and the Dyneff gas station on the roundabout.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which goes up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire.
  4. At the last juction, bear left at the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.