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S.A. J. Vidal-Fleury
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Weißwein 2020 Saint-Péray AOC, Rhône, France

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel and oak barrel
Registration number: #266129

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 28 July, 2021

Area classified as Cru (top appellation) in the northern section of the Rhône on the right bank, named after the town of the same name. The town is located about five kilometres west of Valence on the eastern flank of the Massif Central and is dominated by the ruins of Crussol Castle. Wine growing was already practised here by the Romans. The name Saint-Pérey refers to Saint Peter. The vineyards cover 60 hectares of vines in the communes of Saint-Pérey and Toulaud in the Ardèche department. They are largely spared the cold winds of the Mistral. The area is crossed by the river Mialan. The white wine is blended from Marsanne and...

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...

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