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Weißwein 2017 Clairette de Bellegarde AOC "Caveau & Millas" Blanc, Languedoc, France

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 12.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel and Barrique
Variety: Clairette
Registration number: #269418

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Last reviewed: 26 November, 2021

The appellation is located in the northeast of the French wine region Languedoc. Although it is an enclave within the Costières de Nîmes region of the Rhône, it is assigned to the Languedoc under wine law. It was classified as AOC in 1949 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vines on mighty gravel soils around the commune of Bellegarde in the Gard department. The white wine is made from 100% pure Clairette grapes.

The northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon area in the deep south of France on the Mediterranean coast. It includes, from north to southwest, the three départements of Gard, Hérault and Aude. The much smaller Roussillon in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales connects to the west, and the wine-growing regions of Provence and Rhône to the east. The name derives from "langue d'oc", which means "language of the Oc" (oc = yes). This Occitan language was spoken south of the Loire in the Middle Ages; to the north, "langue d'oil" was spoken...

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...

The white grape variety originates 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, Blanquette de Limoux, Blanquette du Midi, Clairet, Clairette Blanche, Clairette de Limoux, Clairette Pouchudo, Clarette Pounchudo, Clairette Verte, Clarette, Fehér Clairette, Gaillard Blanc, 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 Bourboulenc (Clairette à Grains Ronds), Picardan or Piquepoul...

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