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Garrigue

Name (also Garigue, Garriga) for a shrubby heathland formation occurring in Mediterranean areas on shallow soils, which is widespread mainly in France (especially Southern France and Corsica), Italy (especially Sardinia) and North Africa. Characteristic low-growing bushy plants of this vegetation type are dwarf shrubs such as lavender, rosemary, sage, thyme and dwarf palm. The term garrigue is often used in tasting notes of southern French or southern Rhône wines in connection with earthy, rustic tones and the tart aromas of the plants mentioned; especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. See also under Wine address.

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