Auvergne – quiet volcanoes and lively wines

Puy de Dome and Puy Pariou

A little French wine region with an explosive opportunity. See also my 40+ tasting notes.

In this article I focus on the Auvergne region, which I visited for the first time at the end of January.

Next week I will be writing about the recent success of a group of Auvergne producers in organising the first-ever international volcanic wine fair and describing a similar number of wines produced on volcanic soils around the world. For a discussion of what we might mean by ‘volcanic soils’, see my earlier article Volcanic wines – fact or fiction.

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