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French Wine - Wines of Rhône
Beaumes-de-Venise is a fortified sweet wine, known as a vin doux naturel, from the Rhône Valley. Made from the Muscat grape, a glass of Beaumes-de-Venise makes a sprightly aperitif or dessert wine. It's also quite reasonably priced compared to the sweet wines from Barsac and Sauternes, but don't expect the same richness and concentration.

French Wine - Wines of Rhône
The list of biodynamic producers in the Rhône is long. It includes Domaine Les Aphillantes, Domaine Pierre André, Domaine de Villeneuve, Montirius, Domaine Viret, and the mighty Maison Chapoutier.

French Wine - Wines of Rhône
Organic producers include those biodynamic vignerons named above as well as Clos du Joncuas, Perrin & Fils, Château de Beaucastel, and Guigal.

French Wine - Wines of Rhône
The Rhône Valley has had a number of excellent vintages recently with 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004 being the best years.

French Wine - Wines of Provence and Corsica
Provence makes some of the best rosé wines in France—fresh, ripe, delicious quaffers that taste of mixed berries, peach, white flowers, and often spice. They're based on Cinsault and Grenache grapes, and should always be consumed chilled and young, within about year of the vintage. To me, rosé from Provence captures the essence of southern France.

French Wine - Wines of Provence and Corsica
If you think pink from Provence means sweet, think again. The region is responding to a global demand for drier rosés.

French Wine - Wines of Provence and Corsica
Reliable producers of Provence rosé include Domaine Rabiega, Domaine Sorin Roland Bouchacourt, Domaine St. André de Figuière, Château Margillière, and Château de Fonscolombe.

French Wine - Wines of Provence and Corsica
Provence also makes some very good quality red and white wines. Domaine Richeaume and Domaine St. André de Figuière are two of the better producers of red and white wines from Provence.

French Wine - Wines of Provence and Corsica
Wines labeled Côtes de Provence can have up to thirteen grape varieties in the blend, including: Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Ugni Blanc, Clairette, Mourvèdre, Rolle, and Sémillon.

French Wine - Wines of Provence and Corsica
Red wine accounts for just 15 percent of production in Provence, but a growing number of producers are trying to make seriously high-quality reds, particularly in the area called Bandol. Bandol in Provence makes powerful, spicy red wines from Mourvèdre grapes, which imparts rich flavors of leather and black pepper, as well as a typical gaminess.

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