France’s Evolving Vineyards

Diana Macle
Issue: November 15, 2009

Even in France, where wine tradition reigns, vineyards are changing. A new study by Franceagrimer, the national agriculture trade organization, has found notable changes in vineyard composition in the past 30 years. Traditional grapes, such as Cinsault and Carignan, are being pulled out in favor of internationally known varieties such as Merlot and Syrah. Some worry that unique wines are being lost in the process.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 27, 2009.

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