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Four new French appellations

>> Friday, October 27, 2006

The French wine supervision organisation INAO has approved four new appellations: Orléans (red, white and rosé made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), and Orléans-Cléry (red Cabernet Franc) in Loiret. Chaume has been granted its own appellation (after having tried to create “Chaume 1er Cru” a few years ago but had to withdraw it since the name was judge inappropriate and confusing) for sweet white wines made from Chenin Blanc. And finally Pézenas has been granted a “cru” appellation in Coteaux du Languedoc (primarily from Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre). Read more on and


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