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Ep 280: Provence, France

Ep 280: Provence, France

Provence, France is a multifaceted wine region. Although it makes mainly rosé, there is much to explore here. To start, not all of that rosé is created equal. And there are whites and reds you may not be aware of, that are just stunning. This podcast is a surprising, dorky, deep look at this beautiful wine region. Climate and terroir Between Mediterranean and the Alps – southeastern corner of France, covers coastline No vineyard is more than 25 miles from the Mediterranean Provence is the only French wine region outside of Bordeaux with classified estates Climate: Low humidity, Mediterranean climate – sea is its southern border: sunny, dry and warm. Can get overripe grapes b/c of sunshine. Winds prevalent – including the Mistral Land: Soil poor, very varied -- limestone, calcareous, volcanic Mountains: Sainte-Victoire Mountain, Sainte-Baume Mountains, Massif des Maures Blends, not varietal wines: Reds: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tibouren, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon Whit

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