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Château Vignelaure
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Red wine 2010 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence AOC, Provence, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #331468

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Last reviewed: 6 June, 2016

AOC area in the west of the French wine region of Provence, named after the city north of Marseille. Aix-en-Provence was a stronghold of the arts in the 15th century under the "Winemaker King" René von Anjou (1409-1480) and the wine from this area was already famous then. The Count of Provence got his name from the introduction of wine at the French court. The painter Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) spent a large part of his life in the city and immortalized the landscape in his paintings. Southeast of the city lies the small AOC area Palette. The vineyards cover some 3,800 hectares of vines in 49 communes, all but two of which are located in the...

The wine-growing region is located in the south-eastern corner of France and stretches along the Côte d'Azur from Marseille in the west to Nice in the east. It is bordered by the two large wine-growing regions of Languedoc in the west and Rhône in the north. In many sources, the island of Corsica, 160 kilometres southeast of the coast, is considered to share a wine-growing area with Provence. In fact, there are also many similarities. Together with the Languedoc-Roussillon area, Provence is often referred to as Midi. Provence is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in France and...

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...

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