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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Gascony, proud region in south west france which today comprises armagnac country and such wines as madiran and jurançon. Its name appears on labels of the highly successful igp Côtes de Gascogne. In the Middle Ages it was incorporated into Aquitaine and was therefore, like bordeaux, under English rule for nearly 300 years from the middle of the 12th century.