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Château de Flaugergues
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Rotwein 2013 Grés de Montpellier AOC La Sommelière, Languedoc, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: 10.50 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel and Barrique
Registration number: #CdF360505

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Last reviewed: 25 March, 2019

The appellation is located around the eponymous municipality of Montpellier in the northeast of the French wine region Languedoc. To the north is the AOC Pic Saint-Loup. It was classified as AOC in 2003 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The vineyards cover 1,000 hectares of vines on varied soils of sandstone, limestone, pebble and marl. They are spread over 46 communes in the Département of Hérault. The red wine is blended from at least 2 of the 3 main varieties Grenache Noir(Garnacha Tinta), Mourvèdre(Monastrell) and Syrah, as well as...

The northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon area in the deep south of France on the Mediterranean coast. It includes, from north to southwest, the three départements of Gard, Hérault and Aude. The much smaller Roussillon in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales connects to the west, and the wine-growing regions of Provence and Rhône to the east. The name derives from "langue d'oc", which means "language of the Oc" (oc = yes). This Occitan language was spoken south of the Loire in the Middle Ages; to the north, "langue d'oil" was spoken...

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...

Synonym for the grape variety Garnacha Tinta; see there.

The red grape variety originates from France. There are over 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view are Hermitage, Shiraz (Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac (France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Saluzzo, Zagarese (Italy); Neretto del Beinale (Spain); Shiraz (South Africa); Zizak (Montenegro). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological...

Synonym (also Morvede, Mourvede, Mourvèdre Famellestadt, Mourvedre Mataro, Mourvegue, Mourvièdre, Murviedro) for the grape variety Monastrell; see there

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