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Département in the southeast France in the political region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It was named after the village of Vaucluse (today Fontaine -de-Vaucluse) and is located in the middle of the département Gard (West), Ardèche (Northwest) Drôme (North-East), Alpes de Haute-Provence (East), var (Southeast) and Bouches-du-Rhône (South). The western border is formed by the Rhone. At the beginning of the fourteenth century, because of power struggles in Rome, the capital city of Avignon became the seat of the popes for seventy years and thus the capital of Christianity. Vaucluse is under the wine law of the two regions Provence and Rhone divided up. The vineyards cover about 50,000 hectares of vineyards. The AOC areas are:

Community Appellation Côtes du Rhône-Villages Sablet

The country wine or the entire département comprehensive IGP area is called Vaucluse. This can be explained by the narrower, geographical names Aigues and Principauté d'Orange be supplemented. Vaucluse is also part of the large regional IGP area Méditerranée, 75% of red, 15% rosé and 10% white wines are produced. The most important red wines are Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Cinsault. Syrah. Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ). The most important white wines are Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) Bourboulenc, Role ( Vermentino ), Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) and Chardonnay,

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