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Domaine Saint-Hilaire

Rosé wine 2008 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence AOC Prestige, Provence, France

Type: Rosé wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 12.5%
Price: Up to 10.00 €
Bottle closue: Synthetic
Maturing: Steel
Registration number : #L228

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 19 August, 2009

AOC area in the west of the French wine region of Provence, named after the city north of Marseille. Aix-en-Provence was a stronghold of the arts in the 15th century under the "Winemaker King" René von Anjou (1409-1480) and the wine from this area was already famous then. The Count of Provence got his name from the introduction of wine at the French court. The painter Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) spent a large part of his life in the city and immortalized the landscape in his paintings. Southeast of the city lies the small AOC area Palette. The vineyards cover some 3,800 hectares of vines in 49 communes, all but two of which are located in the...

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