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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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French word for young produce which has been adapted to mean ‘young wine’. French aoc rules allow all of the following to be released on the third Thursday of November following the harvest: Beaujolais, Côtes du Rhône, Grignan-les-Adhémar, Ventoux, Languedoc, Gamays from Touraine, Anjou, and Gaillac, Coteaux du Lyonnais, Côtes du Roussillon, Mâcon Blanc, Tavel Rosé, Rosé d’Anjou, Cabernet d’Anjou, Cabernet de Saumur, Bourgogne Blanc, Bourgogne Aligoté, Muscadet, and Gaillac Blanc. For more details of this style of wine, see nouveau.