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Department in the central west France with the capital Angoulême near the Atlantic coast, which is named after the river of the same name. Together with the Charente-Maritime department to the west, it forms the AOC areas for the most famous French brandy, the cognac, as well as for the liqueur Pineau des Charentes, Charente is part of the departmental IGP Charentais and the regional IGP Atlantique, The department closes to the south Gironde or the wine-growing region Bordeaux on.

Charente - vineyards with Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano Toscano)

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