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Red wine 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape AOC Les Hautes Brusquières, Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number: #DLC-L0502

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Last reviewed: 31 October, 2005

The history of this famous French wine in the southern Rhône is closely linked to the Roman Catholic Church. From 1309 to 1377 the city of Avignon was the seat of the popes and from 1378 to 1408 of two counter-popes. Clement V (1264-1314) was here in the year 1309 as the first pope in exile, which was followed by further six. One of them was Pope John XXII (1244-1334), born in Cahors, who chose Châteauneuf Castle as his summer residence. He had the château extended to become a summer residence and gave important impulses to viticulture. He had winegrowers from the Cahors area come here to establish viticulture and produce a red wine called "Vin...

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...

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