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Garrigue

Term (also Garigue, Garriga) for a shrub heath formation occurring in Mediterranean areas on shallow ground floors, which is particularly common in France (especially southern France and Corsica), Italy (especially Sardinia) and North Africa. Characteristic low growing bush-shaped plants of this vegetation type are dwarf shrubs such as lavender, rosemary, sage, thyme and dwarf palm. The term garrigue is often used in tasting notes related to southern French or southern Rhône wines earthy. rustic Tones and the tart aromas of the plants listed; especially with Châteauneuf-du-Pape, See also under wine address,

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