The Cathars' story, one of the unquenchable spirit of man, juxtaposed with the inhumanity of man, imparts new significance on Languedoc's ruined towers and castles, some sitting high and seemingly inaccessible, on mountaintops. The label alone is worth the price. Lasting, robust flavor and a hint of spice make this a great wine for roasts and ham.
Les Heretiques commemorates the massacre of Minereve in 1208. Inhabited by members of the Cathari religious order, a pacifist Christian, non-conformist group that prospered during the Middle Ages, the destruction in Minereve was only one of the many Crusades led by the Roman Catholic Church, who, calling the Cathari "heretics," persecuted them in town after town.