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Domaine de L'Arjolle Z de L'Arjolle, IGP Cotes de Thongue, France

Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $17   From: $14   To: $19

Price History for Domaine de L'Arjolle Z de L'Arjolle, IGP Cotes de Thongue, France
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Grape Variety

Zinfandel (or "Zin", as it is affectionately known in the United States) is a dark-skinned red wine grape variety widely cultivated in California. It arrived in the Americas from Europe in the early years of the 19th Century, and was an immediate success in both Napa and Sonoma counties, which remain its strongholds today.

After 30 years of discussion and disagreements (including legal intervention by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), DNA research carried out in California in the 1990s confirmed that Zinfandel is identical to Italy's Primitivo. But although this research closed the debate over whether Zinfandel is Primi ...more


Region
  • Cotes de Thongue is an IGP title covering wines made in an area on the southern slopes of the Montagne Noire in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. The wide valley of the river Thongue has been utilized viticulturally for hundreds of years, and is covered by the AOC Languedoc appellation, as well as the vineyards of Faugeres higher in the hills. The IGP covers wines that are not made to the specifications of these appellations.

    The official vineyard area covers 23 villages in the southwest of the Herault department, mostly on the low rolling hills at the base of the mountains. Here, vineyards a ...more

  • Vin de Pays (VDP), the French national equivalent of the Europe-wide IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée), is a quality category of French wine, positioned between Vin de Table (VDT) and Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (...more

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