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Luberon

Appellation for white, rosé and red wines in the Département Vaucluse in the southern part of the Rhône wine region. It is named after the limestone rock mountain range southeast of Avignon in southern France. Until the 2008 vintage, the name was Côtes du Luberon (the reason for the renaming is to make it clearer to the consumer). The recognition in 1988 is above all the merit of the millionaire Jean-Louis Chancel, who set high quality standards with the wines of his winery Château Val-Joanis. The vineyards cover 2,700 hectares of vineyards on the left bank of the Rhône in 36 communes between Cavaillon in the west and Manosque in the east. These are hillside vineyards with limestone soils.

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