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Les Bessards

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Area classified as Cru (peak appellation) in the northern section of the Rhone on the left bank, which is named after the mountain of the same name. Occasionally are on the labels also the names Ermitage, l'Ermitage or l'Hermitage. It is located in the southern part of the section on the left bank of the Rhône. The area closes to the north Crozes-Hermitage on. 400 BC Chr. Was here from the Phoenicians supposedly grown wine. The Greek historian Strabo (63 BC-AD 28) reported that the banks of the Rhone were covered with vines and may have meant this area. The name Hermitage is derived from the hermit dwelling of the crusader Henri Gaspard de Sterimberg, who retired to the Tain hill from 1224 and founded a hermitage (hermitage) to devote himself to prayer and viticulture.

Hermitage - The Rhône with the Hermitage vineyard

The south-facing vineyards cover around 140 hectares of vineyards in the three municipalities of Crozes-Hermitage, Larnage and Tain-l`Hermitage in...

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