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Winery Wines

Red wine 2010 Gigondas AOC Terre des Aînés, Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: Up to 25.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Cement
Registration number: #DdM-L11140

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 20 December, 2012

Area classified as Cru (top appellation) in the southern section of the Rhône. As early as 1924, attempts were made to establish a separate designation of origin. At that time the wine was still somewhat derogatorily called "Châteauneuf-du-Pape des pauvres" (Châteauneuf-du-Pape of the poor people). It is earlier ready to drink than its "big brother", but is also one of the great French red wines. The vineyards cover 2,750 hectares, of which about 1,200 are planted. They are located exclusively in the municipality of Gigondas at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountain range in the department of Vaucluse. The name comes from 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.

Synonym (also Morvede, Mourvede, Mourvèdre Famellestadt, Mourvedre Mataro, Mourvegue, Mourvièdre, Murviedro) for the grape variety Monastrell; see there

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