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Some sizzlingly good southern French whites
21 Jun 2005 by JR
We all know that the far south of  France is a great source of hand-made, digestible, keenly-priced red wines, but what of the whites made in Languedoc-Roussillon and the southern Rhône valley? Even as recently as five years ago, far too many of them were flabby and/or over-oaked but things have been changing fast. White wines throughout the Rhône valley have improved enormously recently and now are much more likely to have both fruit and freshness. A small but increasing proportion of producers in the Languedoc are now skilled makers of whites as well as reds – Domaine de l’Hortus being a notable example. But, as outlined in...

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