Chemins Vignerons

When an incoming tourist agency meet a wine expert

chemins-vignerons springtime in Languedoc Châteauneuf du Pape in winter At the winery Gigondas : terroir of Romane Machotte Wine tour with a group at Saint Christol terroir Tavel in october Wine tasting Enjoying life in Aix en Provence Sablet a nice village in the Rhône valley Magical underground cellar Roof at Mèze (Languedoc) Pebbles at Châteauneuf du Pape

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Viognier

Viognier Main features: Northern Côtes du Rhône is its homeland,The major drawback of the viognier grape is that it is a very shy producer and somewhat difficult to grow. Although drought tolerant, it is easily infected with powdery mildew in … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Vermentino

Rolle or Vermentino Vermentino is a late-ripening white grape originating in Spain and now widely planted in and the coastal arc running from Spain to Italy, in southern France, around Nice. It is thought to be related to the Malvasia … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Roussanne :

Roussanne :probably gets its name from the light-brownish russet cast of its ripe berries. Main features : of average vigour, this vine variety ripens in September. A delicate variety with considerable finesse, it prefers warm, stony well-drained soils, poor and … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Picpoul

PicpoulKnown for a long time in Languedoc, an old variety. Called picpoul, picpouille, picapulla, picapoll, avillo en Spain. Main features : Average compact bunch of grape, average white/grey very juicy berries.Oenological potential: Imparting a rich bouquet of flowers and fruit … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Muscat

MuscatOf the four principal varieties of the muscat grape, including Muscat of Alexandria, Muscat Blanc, Muscat Hamburg, and Muscat Ottonel, the most widely propagated and also most representative of the family character is Muscat Blanc, known as Muscat Frontignan in … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Marsanne

Marsanne :Originating from the northern Rhône region, one of eight white grape varieties allowed in the Côtes du Rhône appellation. Offering greater productivity and intriguingly different aromas, it has gradually taken over the role of blending that traditionally was held … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Maccabeu

Macabeo’s or of MacabeuMain features : The most widely cultivated white variety in Roussillon and Languedoc and the most important white grape in the rioja region, where it’s called Viura. It’s because of Macabeo’s higher yields (and not the quality … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Clairette Blanche

Clairette Blanche is a white wine grape variety most widely grown in Languedoc Provence and the Rhône.It was often used to make vermouth to which it is suited as it produces wine high in alcohol and low in acidity.It is … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
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Carignan

Carignan The most widely-planted red wine grape in France is Carignan Planting became widespread in France during the 1960s, when Algeria gained its independence and was no longer an inexpensive source of ripe grapes. Most Carignan is confined to the … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Bourboulenc

BourboulencMain features : a hardy and vigorous variety that ripens between September 25 and October 25. It requires high temperatures (due to its late ripening, it can only be grown in southern regions). œnological potential : this variety produces fresh, … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Cinsaut

Cinsaut (or Cinsault) is most often used as a blending grape with other types, it’s origin is to be found in Languedoc.Main features : Cinsaut is one of those "grower" varieties that easily produces a very large crop of 6 … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Mourvèdre

MourvèdreAlso called mataro Mourvèdre as a cultivated wine variety originated in Spain, where it is called monastrell. Prior to the late Nineteenth Century phylloxera devastation, mourvèdre was also widely planted in Southern France. Main features : There are contradictions and … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Syrah

Syrah Syrah is the only grape used to make the famous Rhône wines of Côte Rotie and Hermitage, but also forms the backbone of most Rhône blends, including Chateauneuf du Pape.Main features : Syrah : Although cultivated since antiquity, syrah … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Ugni Blanc

Ugni Blanc or TrebbianoA very important white-wine grape, not because it produces great wines, but because it’s so extensively planted. Estimates indicate that Trebbiano produces more wine than any other variety in the world. However, these rather neutral wines have … Lire la Suite

11 janvier 2007
par Marc Jonas
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Grenache

GrenacheDifferent colored berries: white grenache blanc, and pink grenache rose or grenache gris Main features : Grenache noir is the world’s most widely planted grape used to make red wine, sometimes made into a stand-alone varietal, frequently as a rosé, … Lire la Suite

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