When talking about La Clape - about this volcanic mountain range south of Narbonne - one involuntarily thinks of the Négly flagship winery, which has been an ambassador of the sophisticated Languedoc wines with its good and expensive wines for many years. A counterpart, so to speak, to the still lingering bad reputation of the cheap wines that were produced here - south of France - (and are still being produced to a small extent).
Many years ago, when I visited Négly for the first time - on the way there or back, as it were - I discovered the neighboring estate of Négly - Mire l'Etang - and was - as they say - taken with its wines. Subsequently, I visited Mre l'Etang several times and came to the conclusion that the wine estate can compete with Négly, apart from the lack of cult character. At that time, I reported about it several times in different forums (especially at Wein-Plus.eu). In the meantime, a whole series of high-quality ("haut de gamme") wines is made and offered in all appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon. Négly is still one of the best, but it is no longer alone in the so-called "highest class".