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The travails of Fenouillèdes

Not many people know of Fenouillèdes. Unfortunately. It is a small wine region in southern France, in Roussillon close to the Spanish border. There are several very interesting producers in the area, but it is small, remote, unknown and impossible to pronounce… (Well, actually not, say: feno-yed.) But they are making valiant efforts to become better known. One of the more original initiatives is the emails they send out once in a while promoting the area as the ideal spot for foreign investors who want to become winemakers (“vineyard land for less than 10 000 euro/ha”). In the latest mail we can also read about Robert Parker scoring some of the wines between 95 and 100 and that you can find old vine grenache wines for export for as little as 2 euro. We actually do think it’s great that people try and promote their wine regions in a bit of an original fashion. And on top of it some of the wines from Fenouillèdes are actually excellent, well worth drinking!

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