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Sangiovese to be planted in Languedoc

>> Monday, May 16, 2011

One of the effects of the wine sector reform that has recently been done in France is that it will become somewhat easier to plant unusual or untraditional grape varieties. According to 40 hectares in Languedoc will be planted with sangiovese. The Italian vine nursery Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo (VCR) has sold some 150,000 vines to a buyer in the Languedoc (whose name is not disclosed). The motivation is that sangiovese has a better resistance to dry climate and a higher production, according to the sources. Read more


Vinodis May 16, 2011 10:21 AM  

I don't think Sangiovese is a real expression of Languedoc Terroir. My first question is "why?" ...

Per and Britt, BKWine May 16, 2011 10:41 AM  

It's certainly odd. Perhaps because they think it can be better when it is very hot & dry. anyway, experimentation is always good.

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