"Côtes de Duras festival" Holidays Tip by kris-t
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Côtes de Duras - name for red and white wines in South West France.
"Wine from the area around Duras have been famous since the time of the French monarch, Francis I. After the Edict of Nantes had been revoked and local French Protestants had moved to the Low Countries, wine exports to ports around the North Sea suddenly expanded.
Later this area became part of the Haut Pays Bordelais or upper Bordeaux wine country, and its exports were handled by merchants based in the Chartrons district of the city of Bordeaux, just like the wines produced closer to the city of Bordeaux itself. This was a golden age, which ended when use of the Bordeaux appellation was restricted to wines from the Gironde department in the 1930s."
We've seen the Côtes de Duras wine teasting - a great opportunity to discover a wine heritage - on the Siene bank in front of Notre Dame.
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