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Domaine de Fontavin

Vin Doux Naturel - natural sweet wine (fortified) 2003 Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise AOC, Rhône, France

Type: Vin Doux Naturel - natural sweet wine (fortified)
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 15%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #DF80119

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 30 December, 2005

AOC area for fortified sweet wine in the southern part of the Rhône wine region. It covers some 500 hectares of vineyards in the communes of Beaumes-de-Venise (AOC for red wine) and Aubignan in the Département of Vaucluse. The wine was already praised by Pliny the Elder (23-79) in his work "Naturalis historia". According to a legend, the French king Louis IX (1214-1270) is said to have taken it with him in 1248 during the 7th crusade. During the reign of Pope Clement V (1264-1314) in Avignon in Provence in southern France, production was increased to meet the strong demand at the papal court. The second Vin doux naturelVin...

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