A recent discovery is the evocatively named Cathar Wines, which is a small independent specialist wine merchant focussing on the wines of the Languedoc and Roussillon. Not sure if there is a strict definition of “Cathar country” but generally it seems to be taken as the area south and east of Carcassonne, largely in the Aude département. Cathar Wines scope extends somewhat further – south and east to the Cotes du Roussillon (reds) and east and north to an organic Picpoul de Pinet (dry whites) – plus a number of Vins de Pays including more organics.
Having someone based in the area bodes well for discovering interesting wines from small domaines.
For more info see www.catharwines.com
For an information packed site about the region (including some interesting properties to rent) – see www.languedoc-france.info