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Cave Monge Granon
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White wine 2018 Chatillon en Diois AOC Chardonnay, Rhône, France

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 6.90 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #CMG-L20311

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Last reviewed: 7 February, 2021

Appellation for white wines, red wines and rosé wines in the middle section of the Rhône wine-growing region. The vineyards cover 65 hectares of vines in 13 communes east of the town of Die, in the immediate vicinity of the eponymous town of Châtillon-en-Diois on the Bez tributary on the right bank of the Drôme. The area surrounding the town of Die is called Diois, which means "in the countryside along the Drôme". Red wine and rosé are mainly blended from at least 75% Gamay, and up to a maximum of 25% Syrah and Pinot Noir. The white wine is made from Aligoté and Chardonnay.

The Rhône, over 800 kilometres long, is one of the most important wine rivers in the world. Like all bodies of water, it has a positive effect on viticulture or creates the conditions for it by forming valley slopes, some of which are very steep. The river rises at the Furka Pass as a glacial stream in the Swiss Alps of Uri, flows through the canton of Valais and Lake Geneva under the name Rotten, crosses the French border, turns south from Lyon and flows into the Mediterranean south of Arles-sur-Rhône. In the 6th century BC, the Greeks founded the Rhône. The Greeks founded the city of Marseille (Massilia) at the mouth of the Rhône in the 6th...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought to France in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was only later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French had been consuming wine for a long time before they began to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The...

The white grape variety originates from France. There are around 120 synonyms, which indicate the vine's great age and worldwide distribution. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country, are Clevner, Clävner (Alsace); Arboisier, Arnaison Blanc, Arnoison, Aubain, Aubaine, Auvergnat Blanc, Auvernat Blanc, Auxerrois, Auxois, Beaunois, Blanc de Champagne, Chardonnet, Chaudenay, Chaudenet, Chaudent, Epinette, Epinette Blanc, Epinette de Champagne, Gamay Blanc, Gentil Blanc, Luisant, Melon à Queue Rouge, Melon Blanc, Melon d'Arbois, Melon d'Arlay, Morillon, Morillon Blanc, Noirien Blanc, Pineau Blanc, Pineau Blanc Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc Chardonnay,...

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