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Domaine Eric et Joël Durand
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Red wine 2015 Saint Joseph AOC Les Coteaux, Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #EJD-L2T

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Last reviewed: 24 May, 2017

Area classified as Cru (peak appellation) in the northern section of the Rhône on the right bank. It extends for 50 kilometres from Condrieu in the north to Saint-Péray in the south. The vineyards cover some 900 hectares of vines in 26 communes in the two departments of Ardèche and Loire. The centre of Saint-Joseph is the town of Tournon, situated on the banks of the Rhône opposite the Hermitage mountain. The wine was already appreciated by the French kings in the 16th century. It was also one of the favourite wines of the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885), creator of the novel "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame"....

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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