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The Southern Rhône dodged the '07 bullet. While most of France's wine regions dealt with a cool, wet harvest, Châteauneuf-du-Pape had dry, sunny weather. Some vintners saw a rare opportunity and took a risk, gambling on the good weather that persisted through the month of September to advance a new wave of wine.
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