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Domaine Saint Laurent
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Rotwein 2003 Côtes du Rhone Villages AOC La Tamardière, Rhône, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Registration number: #DSL-L3265

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Last reviewed: 23 February, 2006

Large-scale appellation in the south of the French wine-growing region Rhône. The vineyards cover 7,900 hectares of vines in 95 communes of the four departments of Ardèche (4 communes), Drôme (17), Gard (33) and Vaucluse (41). The wines marketed under this designation are mainly red, but also rosé and white wines. Compared to the regional appellation Côtes du Rhône (which also includes parts of the northern section) there are much stricter regulations. These are, for example, a maximum yield of 45 hl/ha, a minimum of 12% vol. alcohol content and precise regulations regarding...

The Rhône, over 800 kilometres long, is one of the most important wine rivers in the world. Like all bodies of water, it has a positive effect on viticulture or creates the conditions for it by forming valley slopes, some of which are very steep. The river rises at the Furka Pass as a glacial stream in the Swiss Alps of Uri, flows through the canton of Valais and Lake Geneva under the name Rotten, crosses the French border, turns south from Lyon and flows into the Mediterranean south of Arles-sur-Rhône. In the 6th century BC, the Greeks founded the Rhône. The Greeks founded the city of...

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 (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land, which was only later called Gaul by the Romans, was inhabited by various tribes of Celts (Allobrogians, Ambians, Arvernians, Biturians, Cenomans and others in France, Noricans in Bavaria and Austria). 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...

See under Garnacha.

The red grape variety originates from France. There are over 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view are Hermitage, Shiraz (Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac (France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Saluzzo, Zagarese (Italy); Neretto del Beinale (Spain); Shiraz (South Africa); Zizak (Montenegro). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological...

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