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After the destruction of the vineyards during the wars of the Middle Ages, who reintroduced vine cultivation in the South of France?
In the 11th century, the monks gradually reintroduced the cultivation of vines throughout the South of France for their religious ceremonies and reasons of hospitality but also as a source of revenue for the monasteries.
Which plant disease blighted almost 75% of the vineyards in Languedoc in the middle of the 19th century?
The phylloxera is a minuscule insect of the aphid family that feeds on the sap of the vine, which it destroys entirely in the space of 3 years.
Which other culture prospers alongside the vines in Languedoc?
Winegrowing and olive tree cultivation have both been reinforced by the development of agro tourism in the Languedoc region. They have an important place not only in the countryside but also in rural and agricultural life.
Which grape variety, originally from Burgundy, has perfectly adapted to the sunny soil of Languedoc ?
Chardonnay, the ‘King’ of grape varieties in Burgundy, produces ample and bold white wines with floral notes.
Which of these aromas is often assimilated with white wines ?
White fruits with stones.
Which southern French speciality made with black or green olives is generally served during an aperitif ?
Tapenade is a Provencal recipe created in 1880 in Marseille.