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Weißwein 2018 Côtes duTarn IGP "Mon Blanc", South-west France, France

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 9.90 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #CF-L.MB18

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (89 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 2 January, 2020
Best to drink: 2021-2027+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Firm nose, fresh vegetal notes, yellow fruit aromas, herbaceous traces, elegant notes of mustard seed, light nutty and mineral notes, hint of bay leaf and cloves. Ripe, firm, tart, juicy fruit on the palate, light yeasty notes, moderate nutty oak, vegetal and herbaceous notes, earthy and chalky mineral notes, fairly concentated and persistent, firm structure, firm grip, sdome depth, touch of ehthereal herbs, touch of cloves again, very good, tart, juicy, grippy finish. Incredible value for money,

IGP area in the northern half of the department of Tarn in south-west France. In terms of area, it corresponds to the AOC area Gaillac and additional area to the south up to the river Agout. Côtes du Tarn belongs to the huge regional IGP area Comté Tolosan. The vineyards cover 5,000 hectares of vineyards on limestone soils mainly along and around the river Tarn in a total of 116 municipalities. The two communes of Cabanès and Cunac may add their names to the designation. This area between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea has a maritime climate with mild rainy winters and dry, hot summers.

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The wine-growing areas of this large region (french Sud-Ouest) with about 160,000 hectares of vineyards are among the oldest in France. From a purely geographical and historical point of view, southwest France includes the entire area between the Massif Central, which forms the eastern border, and the Atlantic coast in the west and the Pyrenees on the border with Spain in the south. Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) first called the Roman province he conquered between the Garonne River and the Pyrenees Aquitaine (French: Guyenne). Emperor Charles the Great (742-814) incorporated it into the Frankish Empire. After an eventful history as...

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...

Synonym for the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc; see there.

The white grape variety originates from France. There are around 120 synonyms, which indicate the vine's great age and worldwide distribution. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country, are Clevner, Clävner (Alsace); Arboisier, Arnaison Blanc, Arnoison, Aubain, Aubaine, Auvergnat Blanc, Auvernat Blanc, Auxerrois, Auxois, Beaunois, Blanc de Champagne, Chardonnet, Chaudenay, Chaudenet, Chaudent, Epinette, Epinette Blanc, Epinette de Champagne, Gamay Blanc, Gentil Blanc, Luisant, Melon à Queue Rouge, Melon Blanc, Melon d'Arbois, Melon d'Arlay, Morillon, Morillon Blanc, Noirien Blanc, Pineau Blanc, Pineau Blanc Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc Chardonnay,...

The white grape variety originates from France. There are over 50 synonyms that indicate a great age. Some grouped alphabetically by country are Barnawartha Pinot, Hunter River Riesling, Sercial (Australia); Blanc Doux, Chevrier, Colombier, Gros Sémillon, Mances Blanc, Marcillac, Mansois Blanc, Monsois Blanc, Oron Sémillon, Saint Émilion, Semilion, Sémillon Blanc, Sémillon Muscat, Sémillon Roux (France); Malaga, Malaga Bianco, Semillon Bianco (Italy); Semijon (Croatia); Merwah (Lebanon); Boal Branco, Boal no Douro, Semilão (Portugal); Greengrape, Wyndruif (South Africa);...

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