Côteaux du Lyonnais Wine

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The Coteaux du Lyonnais is an appellation created in 1984,although viticulture in the ares goes back centuries,for red,white and rose wines [but 75% are red ] made of gamay or chardonnay grapes from an area of 49 communes between the City of Lyon and the foothills of the Massif Central to the west..It is a large area but there are less than 400 hectares under vine.In spite of the use of gamay and chardonnay the appellation is not considered a part of the Beaujolais region to the north,and nor is it considered a part of the Rhone region to the south.

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  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Henri de Villars 'La Forgeotte' Coteaux du Lyonnais 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a stand at last month's London ... ... ... London France Show. The Coteaux du Lyonnais is an appellation created in 1984,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red,white and rose wines [but 75% are red ] made of gamay or chardonnay grapes from an area of 49 communes between the Cit... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Henri de Villars 'La Forgeotte' Coteaux du Lyonnais 2014

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a stand at last month's London ... ... ... London France Show. The Coteaux du Lyonnais is an appellation created in 1984,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red white and rose wines [but 75% are red ] made of gamay or chardonnay grapes from an area of 49 communes between the Cit... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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