The Winemakers’ Competition
Even today, the quality of this exceptional wine is ensured through a rigorous selection process. The selection process starts in the vineyard. All the winemakers of the cooperative can participate in the creation of this exceptional wine, provided they meet the very strict criteria outlined in the specifications. Subsequently, a blind tasting conducted by oenologists and also by wine enthusiasts allows for the selection of the most promising cuvées.
Finally, the chosen cuvées are carefully blended to create “La Cuvée Mythique,” a wine that is both modern and Mediterranean in character.
It is this continuous pursuit of quality that makes Mythique not only an emblematic brand of the cooperative but also a source of pride for the participating winemakers.
The competition takes place in four stages. The first stage occurs during the pre-harvest period, where the aim is to define a taste profile that will be outlined in strict specifications. The second stage takes place in September/October, and it involves pre-selecting winemakers based on the potential of their vineyards, winemaking techniques, and motivations. The third stage takes place in December/January. This is when a jury of experts conducts blind tastings to select the best cuvées from all over the Languedoc Roussillon region. The final stage occurs in February/March, which involves the ultimate tasting and the creation of the final blend.