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Domaine de Fontavin

Red wine 2018 Gigondas AOC "Combe Sauvage", Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 14%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #DF-LG2018

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 23 January, 2020

Area classified as Cru (top appellation) in the southern section of the Rhône. As early as 1924, attempts were made to establish a separate designation of origin. At that time the wine was still somewhat derogatorily called "Châteauneuf-du-Pape des pauvres" (Châteauneuf-du-Pape of the poor people). It is earlier ready to drink than its "big brother", but is also one of the great French red wines. The vineyards cover 2,750 hectares, of which about 1,200 are planted. They are located exclusively in the municipality of Gigondas at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountain range in the department of Vaucluse. The name comes from the...

See under Garnacha.

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

The red grape variety comes from France. There are more than 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view, or still used today 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 Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo (Italy); Shiraz(South Africa); Zizak(Montenegro). Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it...

Synonym for the Cinsaut grape variety; see there.

The white grape variety comes from France. The name means "bright white" or "shiny" and probably refers to the white hairs on the underside of the leaves. Synonyms are Blanc Laffite, Blanquette, Clairet, Clairette Blanche, Clarette, Fehér Clairette, Kleret, Klaret Belyi, Muscade, Oeillade Blanche, Osianka, Osyanka, Petit Blanc, Petit Kleret, Pignola Bianca, Uva Gijona, Vivsianka, Vivsyanca and Vivsyanka. It must not be confused with the varieties Bourboulenc (Clairette à Grains Ronds), Picardan or Piquepoul Blanc, despite the fact that synonyms may seem to indicate this. According to DNA analyses, it is closely...

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