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Domaine Jamet
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Red wine 2016 Côte Rôtie AOC, Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number: #Jam-LA16

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Last reviewed: 18 September, 2020

Area classified as cru (top appellation) in the northern section of the Rhône on the right bank. The name means "roasted or fried slopes" and describes the hot, dry climate or sun-drenched vineyards (analogous to the Cornas appellation further south). The area is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in France. The Romans already cultivated wine here at the turn of the century and one of the first wine lovers was the famous Roman poet Martial (40-102). The vineyards cover around 300 hectares of vines and are divided into three sub-areas. These are Tupin et Semons in the south, the central area around Ampuis and Verenay and...

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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