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Variety and Value from France

New reviews of inexpensive reds, whites, rosés and dessert wines from Provence and southwest France
Kim Marcus
Posted: October 15, 2010


The south of France offers a treasure trove of wine styles based on a wide variety of grapes. In its eastern reaches, in Provence, an epicenter for quality is the small Bandol appellation, where the Mourvèdre grape thrives. In southwest France and Gascony, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh offers luscious off-dry whites, while Madiran provides hearty reds.

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