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Domaine de l'Horizon
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Red wine 2013 Côtes Catalanes IGP Rouge, Roussillon, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #DHo-L16.09.14

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Last reviewed: 11 January, 2021

The wine-growing region lies deep in the south of France and is the southern part of the vast area of Languedoc-Roussillon (see the history there). The first muscatel grapes were cultivated here, which were used as the basis for the famous, fortified sweet wines. The famous doctor and scholar Arnaldus de Villanova (1240-1311) is considered the inventor of what is today called Vin doux naturel. Although they are also produced in Languedoc to the north-east, Roussillon accounts for around 90%. For four centuries it was part of the kingdom of Mallorca and only came to France in 1659. The...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (lat. Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A brisk trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When they immigrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French consumed wine for a long time before they started to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar...

Synonym for the grape variety Garnacha Tinta; see there.

Synonym (also Carignan, Carignane, Carignano) for the grape variety Mazuelo; see there

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