Muscat (Moscato in Italy, Moscatel in Spain and Portugal) is the name given to one of the oldest grape families in the world. The grapes we know today as Muscat – which are believed to have originated in the Middle East – have been used in winemaking since the times of the ancient Greeks. However, a long history brings with it an equally long list of synonyms, mutations and crossings.
There is no one "true" Muscat, but rather a great many incarnations, each with its own regional nuance and character. We are able to refine the list down to six key members of the family, one of which stands above the rest.
The South West (or 'Sud-Ouest') is a relatively large territorial zone of France, incorporating the administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Midi-Pyrenees. In terms of the French wine map, however, the Sud-Ouest region is a little less clear-cut, as it excludes Bordeaux – a wine region so prolific that it is effectively a zone in its own right.
There is a long and interesting history associated with the wines of the Sud-Ouest, punctuated by complex relationships. The local rivers play an essential role, as they were the main trade routes for moving wines from traditional areas such as Cahors, Bergerac, ... more
France is arguably the world's most important wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and of reportedly greater quality – than any other nation. Wine is ingrained in French culture at almost every level of society; it is the drink of both the elite and the common people, and a key symbol in Roman Catholicism, France's majority religion.... more
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|Chateau Baudare Rose, Fronton|
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|Chateau Baudare Perle Noire, Fronton|
|Chateau Baudare Haute Expression, Fronton|
|Chateau Baudare Secret des Anges, Fronton|
|Chateau Baudare 'Domaine Baudare' Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Comte Tolosan|
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