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rochegude

Independent community area in the department Drôme in the southern French appellation Côtes du Rhône-Villages (see the AOC regulations there). The municipality is allowed since 1967 the name in addition to the label lead. Already in a decree of the Roman emperor Domitian (51-96) is mentioned here viticulture. The later US President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), who served as an ambassador to France, sent the wine to the ruling US President George Washington (1732-1799) wines, among others, from here to try. The vineyards cover 180 hectares of vineyards on red clay soils with silicate-rich zones. Red, rose and white wines are produced. The biggest producer is Cave Coopérative Vinicole de Rochegude.

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