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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Ardèche, region of France on the right bank of the Rhône between the main concentrations of vineyards which constitute the northern and southern rhône Valley in south-east France and now the name of an igp for a wide range of generally varietal wines. Reds are generally light. Chardonnay and to a lesser extent Viognier have been particularly successful here. Louis latour of Burgundy was a pioneer, notably with Grand Ardèche Chardonnay, and the Vignerons Ardechois is a co-operative with high standards.