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Rotwein 2002 Givry AOC Givry 1er Cru "Clos Charlé" AOC, Burgundy, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Variety: Pinot Noir
Registration number: #DM-LCC/02

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Last reviewed: 4 November, 2005

Communal appellation in French Burgundy in the centre of the large Côte Chalonnaise area. It covers areas of the commune of Givry as well as Dracy-le-Fort and Jambles. The vineyards cover some 450 hectares of vines, of which almost 70 hectares are in over 20 Premier Cru sites. These include Berges, Bois Chevaux, Cellier aux Moines, Clos Charlé, Clos de la Servoisine, Clos Marolle, Clos Saint-Pierre, Clos Salomon, La Baraude, La Grande Berge, Le Petit Prétan, Les Grands Prétans, Petit Marole, Petit Prétants, Vaux and Vignes Rouges. Every year on the first weekend in September, Givry hosts the "Fête de la vigne" wine festival.

Karte von Burgund - Appellationen

The region in the east of France covers 32,000 km². The capital is Dijon, but the wine capital is Beaune. Administratively, it is divided into four departments: Côte d'Or, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire and Yonne. However, the wine-growing region of Burgundy does not coincide with this. The wooded Nièvre with its oak wood for the production of barrique barrels is in fact part of the Loire wine-growing region. The Rhône department (not to be confused with the Rhône wine-growing region), home of Beaujolais, lies in the south and has a great deal of autonomy. Administratively, it belongs to...

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...

Synonym for the grape variety Pinot Noir; see there.
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