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Domaine Brusset
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White wine 2015 Cairanne AOP L'Esprit de Papet, Rhône, France

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #DB-L16200

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 27 February, 2021

Area classified as an independent appellation and cru in 2018 in the Vaucluse department in the southern part of the Rhône wine region. Before the survey, it was one of the communes in the Côtes du Rhône-Villages area that are allowed to add its name. Excavations with remains of Roman amphorae point to ancient viticulture. In the Middle Ages, the area was cultivated by the Catholic orders of the Templars and St John. The vineyards are situated on a chain of hills that stretches from the Pre-Alps to the Rhône. They comprise over 1,000 hectares of vineyards on reddish clay with sandstone and gravel. The...

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...

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