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Meursault appellations

The appellation system in Burgundy get confusing – whereas elsewhere in France an appellation usually ….

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Domaine des Huards, Cheverny & Cour-Cheverny

Michel and Jocelyne Gendrier at Domaine des Huards are great enthusiasts for these wines – ….

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French wine classification

The French wine laws are idisyncratic and a little obscure – infuriating too, as with ….

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Sauvignon Blanc

Found as a single varietal in the famous whites of the Loire – Sancerre ….

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The famous Bordeaux wines of St.Emilion and Pomerol are predominantly based on Merlot. Here ….

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Along with Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, is the key ingredient in the white wines of ….

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An aromatic white grape varietal which is the sole variety authorised for use in ….

….more about Romorantin

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon (red)

One of the three most widely seen varieties both in France ….

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Gascony – wines from Plaimont

The epic story of the Côtes de Saint-Mont vineyards began in the fourth century BC, ….

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Plaimont wines from Gascony

Gascony map

The epic story of the Côtes de Saint-Mont vineyards began in ….

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