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Domaine des Bosquets
Winery Wines

Rotwein 2016 Gigondas AOC "La Colline...", Rhône, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Price: 55.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: wood, half piece barrel
Registration number: #DdBo-L1COL16

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 15 February, 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...

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...

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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