Learn About Les Vignerons d'Estezargues
Estezargues winery is a small co-op created in 1965 with ten
owners. They produce either single wines (one producer): the
Domaines or blended wines (La Granacha, for example).
Domaine des Fées was the name chosen by the owner of the
property, Carole Martinez. She wanted the name to reflect all of
the plants and foliage that help her in the vine growing as "fairies",
especially in her biological way of producing.
Learn About Cotes du Rhone
A Cote of Many Grapes
The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...
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Learn About Rhone Red Blends
The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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