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Sangiovese to be planted in Languedoc

One of the effects of the wine sector reform that has recently been done in France is that it will become somewhat easier to plant unusual or untraditional grape varieties. According to Vitisphere.com 40 hectares in Languedoc will be planted with sangiovese. The Italian vine nursery Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo (VCR) has sold some 150,000 vines to a buyer in the Languedoc (whose name is not disclosed). The motivation is that sangiovese has a better resistance to dry climate and a higher production, according to the sources. Read more Vitisphere.com

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2 Responses to Sangiovese to be planted in Languedoc

  1. Francis December 27, 2011 at 16:32 #

    Great idea. We have seen Super Toscans with Cabernet and Merlot. Let’s hope some “Super Languedocs” with Sangiovese will show up.

  2. Francis December 27, 2011 at 16:34 #

    Great news. We have seen Super Toscans with cabernet and merlot. Let us hope we will see “Super Languedocs” with sangiovese.

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