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Marrenon
Winery Wines

Red wine 2016 Ventoux AOC Classique, Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #Marr-L17303

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Last reviewed: 4 July, 2018

The appellation named after the 1,912-metre-high Mont Ventoux is located in the southern part of the Rhône wine-growing region. Until the 2008 vintage, the appellation was called Côtes du Ventoux (the reason for the renaming is to make it more clearly identifiable for the consumer). In 1951, the area was elevated to VDQS and finally to AOC in 1973. The vineyards cover some 7,700 hectares of vineyards in 51 communes on the left bank of the Rhône in the Département of Vaucluse between Vaison-la-Romaine in the north and Apt in the south. Viticulture already existed here in the first century BC, as evidenced by excavations near Mazan. In the Middle Ages, the...

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...

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 Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo, Zagarese (Italy); Neretto del Beinale (Spain); Shiraz (South Africa); Zizak (Montenegro). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or...

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