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Although their region lacks the centuries of fine winemaking tradition common to other parts of France, vintners in Languedoc and Roussillon have the room to experiment and push the boundaries. They enjoy the freedom to plant and use whatever grapes they want in as-yet-unexploited terroirs, as well as pursue winemaking dreams at a fraction of the cost in more-established regions.
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