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Domaine Saint-Hilaire

White wine 2008 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence AOC, Provence, France

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 12%
Price: Up to 10.00 €
Bottle closue: Synthetic
Maturing: Steel
Registration number : #L083

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...

Synonym (also Rollé) for the grape variety Vermentino; see there.

The white grape variety comes from France. The name means "bright white" or "shiny" and probably refers to the white hairs on the underside of the leaves. Synonyms are Blanc Laffite, Blanquette, Clairet, Clairette Blanche, Clarette, Fehér Clairette, Kleret, Klaret Belyi, Muscade, Oeillade Blanche, Osianka, Osyanka, Petit Blanc, Petit Kleret, Pignola Bianca, Uva Gijona, Vivsianka, Vivsyanca and Vivsyanka. It must not be confused with the varieties Bourboulenc (Clairette à Grains Ronds), Picardan or Piquepoul Blanc, despite the fact that synonyms may seem to indicate this. According to DNA analyses, it is closely...

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